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Out on a Limb


ince there were no cameras in George Washington’s day, a person’s image was either sculpted or painted. Portraits of our nation’s first president often showed him standing behind a desk with one arm behind his back. This led to a commonly held, yet easily debunked, belief that the phrase “it’ll cost you an arm and a leg” came from artists charging a price for the painting not based on size or number of subjects, but by how many limbs were to be painted. Not true, but it makes for a good story. Today, artwork is being turned into nonfungible tokens or NFTs and purchased with cryptocurrency. In layman’s terms, an NFT is a kind of digital collectible item that is stamped with a unique bit of code. These collectibles can be bought and sold. Society is becoming more virtual, especially after this past year. NFTs are incredibly alluring. An artist by the name Beeple, sold a tokenized collection of his art at an online auction at Christie’s for more than $69 million! So when I read that a journalist wrote a column about NFTs and turned the column itself into an NFT and sold it for $560,000, I decided I wanted in on the action! The first step was to go online and type in “How To Create and Sell Your First NFT.”

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So, I need to set up an Ethereum Wallet, purchase a small amount of Ethereum and connect my wallet to an NFT Marketplace. Sounds easy enough…

✔ Go to the app store. ✔ Search and download Coinomi. ✔ Open the app and write down your recovery sentence of 24 words. ✔ Set a strong password. ✔ Add ethereum to your wallet. ✔ Use your receiving address to receive ether.

Wait a minute! The process of “minting,” as it’s known in crypto-speak, and then selling an NFT can cost more than $1,000! That sounds like an arm and a leg to me!

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Elegant Island Living is proud to present this month’s All Stars! You can find out more information about these local businesses in this issue on the page number listed.

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Allie Harper.......................30

Brunswick Downtown Development Authority.................. 75

Anderson Fine Art Gallery.......... 9

Ansley Coastal Real Estate................36

Bryan Dental Associates.................43

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Coastal Hospice of Georgia......................11

Coastal Nights Lighting..................... 74

College of Coastal Georgia.....................50

Communities in Schools.....................79

Frederica Realty.......................... 2

Gentlemen’s & Lady Outfitters ........62

Golden Isles Bracelet Co............... 21

Golden Isles Olive Oil....................95

ArtTrends Gallery....................... 27


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ashion is a reflection of the times. Post-war decadence produced the sassy, flashy flapper dresses of the 1920s. Free love and the rejection of tradition in the 1970s gave us psychedelic colors and flowing fabrics. When

women flocked to the office in the 1980s, power suits and tailored styles helped them convey their professionalism. Now in 2021, the aesthetics we’re leaning into focus more on comfort, functionality, and fun. We see old trends being recycled in new ways and value expression of personal style over replicating cookie-cutter fashion plates. We’re throwing off constraints that were imposed in traditional workplace or other public settings and embracing clothes that make us feel free, both physically and spiritually. This is what it means to be wild and free.

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Retro Rewind W hether you consider

of those aesthetics we never truly abandon.

and elevated styles of fringe. The modern

it “retro style” or

Maxi dresses, floral prints, and embroidery

take on prairie dresses, puff sleeves, eyelets

“vintage inspired,” looks

are all steadfast holdovers from styles once

and lace, Western details, and oversized

from past decades

associated with the ’60s and ’70s and you can

collars are all hot right now. But, remember,

are returning in big ways! One of the most

find them in abundance in our local stores

if you’re truly embracing bohemian style

popular of these might be the boho (or

today. Beyond the Woodstock inspired looks

it’s not about following a trend, they key is

bohemian) look. Well, to be honest, although

there are new trends with boho roots too, like

to express yourself—not to grab a designer

boho style tends to morph over time, it’s one

exaggerated ruffles on collars and sleeves

piece because it’s labeled “boho chic.”

Boho Babe or Hippie Chick? So what does bohemian mean anyway?

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The first mention of the Bohemians dates

constructs and mainstream aesthetics.

back to the end of the 18th century, during

Fashions labeled as bohemian represent this

the time of the French Revolution. The term

lifestyle and ideology: an alternative to the

initially referred to the nomadic gypsies who

traditional mode of dressing, paired with an

originated from the Balkan area of Eastern

equally alternative, more liberated lifestyle,

Europe, in a region called Bohemia. However,

and a social stance against societal constraints

artists and other creatives who had lost

and materialism.

their wealthy patrons due to the social and

Sea Island to see the collection of Denny Wong

economic climate and fallen into poverty were

Similarly, in the US, the hippie movement

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soon lumped into the “bohemian” description.

of the 1960s and 70s stood against

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This was primarily because of their clothing.

conventionality. New clothing styles like

embody the boho spirit while they picked

Artists began to wear used and old clothing

ethnic dresses, embroidered and crocheted

out of necessity. Then, as the economic

pieces, mixed prints, volume, fringe and flared

by Allison, and is paired with a satin shirt by Melissa

climate stabilized, they began expressing

silhouettes became popular. The hippies

Newton and accessorized by an ADA belt and long

their creative side through their clothing,

rejected everything from mainstream values

beaded earrings, all available at Ronne’s on Market

often in eccentric and highly artistic ways. As

and established institutions to materialism

& Lady Outfitters. Jade wears a crop top and ruffled

such, they were likened to gypsies. Thus the

and social constructs. This was apparent in

skirt by Allison, accessorized with a belt by ADA,

term “bohemian’ became synonymous with

their fashion choices, which went against the

white beaded earrings, all from Ronne’s on Market

a counterculture associated with creativity,

streamlined, polished, and chic silhouettes of

artistic expression, and disregard to social

the previous decade.

wildflowers and enjoyed the last days of the azaleas. Jennifer’s long floral print layered skirt is

Street. Nove wedges by OTBT are from Gentlemen’s

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ohemian style is closely related to hippie fashion. Natural fabrics, retro patterns, earthy neutrals and warm shades merge with 70s style accents and a flair for statement accessories. Although closely associated with the hippie counterculture fashions of the 1960s and

70s, bohemian fashion today is part of mainstream culture. The wide variety of boho clothing and accessories currently available make the style an actual phenomenon, one that follows the lines of effortless, relaxed fashion, with loose-fitted apparel, casual accessories, and an overall artistic, creative mishmash of elements. Bohemian fashion is laid back, unconventional and highly expressive, often considered romantic. Like hippies, bohemians are free-spirited wanderers who refuse to dress in order to conform. Like “la vie Bohème” in Paris of the 1800s, the hippies of Haight-Asbury in the mid-1960s generated a historically significant dress reform movement. It’s hard to imagine that the outrageous and anomalous style revolution that occurred could have been born anywhere other than California, or more specifically, San Francisco, following the British Invasion and the American’s eager embrace of fashion, arts, and culture from London. The hippies’ protest against capitalist society led them to eschew any traditional strictures or etiquettes about clothes. Clothes and colors gleefully clashed. Old recycled clothes were considered proudly worn pedigree and ecologically conscious. They embraced Native American and folk dress and lifestyle. Fashion moved away from mini-skirts with the adoption of long peasant skirts and unconstructed flowing silhouettes and tent ABOVE: Embrace your free spirit

with this fun & flowy sundress from Ronne’s on Market Street.

shapes. In keeping with their sense of commonality with the workers of the world, they also adopted the utilitarian

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movement that came to be known as “anti-fashion.”

Frederica Road can. They provide

This was seen in rugged

comprehensive eye care for your

and basic attire with little

whole family and have a wide selection of designer sunglasses,

decorative appeal, such as

frames and lenses.

blue jeans worn with T-shirts and work shirts.



Vibrant Vibe! O

f course, we can’t talk about retro hippie fashion without mentioning tie dye. The term “tie-dye,” which describes the process of folding, twisting, or crumpling a textile before tying it with string or rubber bands and then applying dyes,

entered the mainstream American lexicon in the 1960s. While the dying process had been used for decades prior to this, there was a surge in its popularity during the hippie era because it was a simple and inexpensive method of creative self-expression. In 1964, Don Price, a marketer at Rit, saw an opportunity to introduce the dye brand to some creative types he’d discovered in Greenwich Village. Rit followed Price’s advice to replace its boxed powders with squeezable liquid dyes, better for creating multicolor designs. But Price’s real marketing genius paid off when he learned about Woodstock and

Tie dye is another

funded artists to make several hundred tie dyed T-shirts to be sold at the

trend having

festival. When music icons like Janis Joplin and Jerry Garcia also started

a renaissance. From colorfully

wearing tie-dye, the trend quickly spread among America’s youth and Rit

flamboyant to subtle

became the official hippie dye. The psychedelic swirls came to symbolize

styles, this fabric treatment can be seen

peace and rebellion and tie dye became one of the most iconic looks of

everywhere, including

the time period. As we’ve seen a resurgence of DIY projects and designers

in Wild & Personal

turning to ways to customize looks without reliance on embellishments like

Boutique, where this top

zippers or buttons, tie dye has seen a recent resurgence on the runways

is available.

and at fashion and lifestyle retailers.

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It’s Gotta Be Da Shoes!


he main focus of this year’s shoe style trends

Jordans, the shoes Nike created in 1984 for 6-time NBA

is comfort. Not terribly surprising given that

Champion Michael Jordan. In the late 1980s and early

many people are still working from home.

1990s Nike’s ad campaign for Air Jordans featured Lee

Also, as with other elements of fashion, it’s

alongside Jordan in commercials with Mars using the

going to be hard to convince us to give up the comfort

catch phrase, “It’s gotta be da shoes.” From their retail

we’ve created for ourselves for the past year. But smart

debut in 1985 Air Jordans started shaping sneaker culture

designers have proven you don’t have to sacrifice style

as we knew it and the “It’s gotta be da shoes” campaign has

to be comfortable. Flat sandals were prominently on

been credited as a landmark in the evolution of sneakers

display in most spring collections. Metallics, animal prints,

into massively profitable fashion items. The Jordan Mars

interesting textiles, and fun colors are popular. Slides and

shoe line is named for the Mars Blackmon character,

mules are selling well, and vendors of footwear in the Golden Isles tell us that they can’t keep big chunky

Smart designers have proven you don’t have to sacrifice style to be comfortable.

platforms in stock they’re so popular here. So it looks like

and Lee’s son, Jackson Lewis Lee, was the

that indicates we will want to wear heels again, but mainly

designer of the Jordan Mars 270. Air

in the form of stable platforms.

Jordans remain the most popular sneaker of today, with hundreds

In Spike Lee’s 1986 film She’s Gotta Have It, Lee played Mars Blackmon, a “Brooklyn-loving” fan of the New York Knicks, sports, and Air

of different versions produced in the past decade.

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sandals available at Gentlemen’s and Lady Outfitters.

from Cloister Collection and Lugano Linen platforms by Toni Pons from Shackelford.



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Romance Returns R

omance and nostalgia are major

themes this season. When times seem gloomy and uncertain, we tend to

look for happiness in old familiar places or indulge in a little romantic escapism. You can see this reflected in the runaway popularity of Bridgerton, current reboots of popular TV sitcoms we grew up with, and virtual reunion specials for some of our favorite movies. How does it translate to fashion? When it comes to style, romance and femininity go hand in hand, with soft colors or whimsical prints, girlish ruffles, flowing fabrics, ample volume, and flowery motifs in dreamy dresses, skirts, and tops. Instead of layers and layers of ruffles, however, this season’s look is more

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see femininity reflected in sweetheart necklines,

style with softer,

with wider fits, sustainable vintage washes,

puffed sleeves,

more feminine

and a softer touch.

corseting and

appeal. The emphasis now

Mix and match these trends for modern

dainty jewelry and

will be on the

appeal. Pair a voluminous blouse or knit top

oversized bangles.

fabric, with a

with sweetheart neckline with wide leg jeans

smocking details, and

Soft knits and gauzy light fabrics promise to caress your skin. Breezy eyelet

preference for delicate and refined textiles, and softer shades,

or top a ruffled skirt with a soft, heathered vintage looking band t-shirt. Add leather belts to feminine ensembles. Wear contemporary

bringing chic styles into play and edging out

chunky sandals with flowing prairie dresses

some of the sportswear inspiration that has

and skirts. Above all, throw out the rules and

Nostalgia for the 90s appears in retro Tees,

been in vogue. Baggy jeans are back too! Say

wear whatever makes you feel comfortable

loose shirts and hoodies reinterpreted in 2021

goodbye to skinny jeans and embrace denim

and confident.

and lace finishing is everywhere!

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Embrace Your Animal Spirit L

ike a leopard never changes its spots, animal print is another fashion trend that never truly goes out of style. With such an array of patterns and ways to wear it, how could it? It’s a perfect

way to glam up jeans or add interest to monochromatic ensembles with patterned shoes and accessories. We’ve definitely seen the trend explode over the past few years, with leopard spots adorning jackets, shoes, belts, t-shirts and home décor pieces too. 2020 and 2021 runway shows (even when virtual) have demonstrated that wildlife-inspired patterns are still here in full force. Beyond the classic leopard spots, zebra patterns, sleek tiger stripes, snakeskin prints, and even tropical bird plumage have been appearing from designers. And they’re coming at us in every color from monochromatic to metallic. While zebra stripes took top billing in 2019, and last year the bizarre popularity of Tiger King inspired everyone to unleash their ferocious feline side with tiger stripes and cheetah and leopard spots, Forbes says that in 2021 the hottest animal print trend is the western-inspired cow print. Generally natural in color, with brown or black spots, it’s a perfect print to pair with anything from subdued neutrals to bright neons and it’s showing up on everything from jeans to jackets, and hoop earrings to handbags. We’re also seeing more snakeskin prints, frequently merged with other animal patterns for a truly wild statement.

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the hottest thing in animal print right now. This leather cow print bag embellished with tassels and matching wallet from St. Simons Drug Co. get lots of compliments! OPPOSITE PAGE: The jungle is no match for Sara Mosley in this

Drew Snake and Cheetah print dress by Tolani with dainty diamond drop necklace and earrings, all available at Allie Harper. Her trendy quilt metallic leather wedges by J/Slide are from Shackelford. 32


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Striking! lthough the snakeskin trend

expensive and not as delicate. Most expensive

brown) stripes. That’s because on most

is everywhere, authentic

snake bags are made in python. Faux

zebras the stripes end on their belly and

snakeskin is rare. Boots and

snakeskin products are typically made of

toward the inside of the legs, and the rest is

handbags made from real

cowhide leather or goatskin, and embossed to

all white. However, some zebras are born

snakeskin run thousands of dollars. Even

look like the scales of a snake. This process is

with genetic variations that make them all

faux snakeskin boots can go as high as

finished with a coating on the leather, which

black with white stripes, or mostly dark with

$1500, making the trend an expensive one.

serves as a protectant. This makes the faux

the striped pattern on just part of their coats.

Because snakeskin items are rare they are

option more durable and technically a better

Underneath their hair zebras have black skin.

considered exotic luxury items. The rarity

buy for your money.

So it all depends on how you look at it!

that the size of the snake makes it difficult


While not exactly camouflage, a zebra’s stripes

to construct full-size goods, also their skin is

One of the most-asked questions about

still help to protect them from predators.

delicate, and with age the scales tend to raise.

zebras is whether they’re white with black

When zebras are grouped together, their

The delicate nature of the skin and the level

stripes or black with white stripes. Zebras

combined stripes make it hard for a hungry

of workmanship that goes into assembling

are generally thought to have white coats

lion to pick out any one zebra to chase. Like

of true snakeskin items is due to the fact

with black (and

this delicate skin are responsible for the


high price tag. The most common types of

fingerprints, zebra stripes are unique to each individual, and researchers have used zebras’ stripe patterns to identify individual zebras.

snakeskin used in creating products are

Different zebra species (there are three) have

python and ayers. Of the two, ayers is less

stripes of different widths. Interestingly, the farther south you travel on the African plains, the farther apart the zebra’s stripes are!


Bulldogs aren’t the only animals represented


Maggie’s Boutique. This snake bag, animal print belts, and Apple watch band can all be found there.

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Rosettes & Royalty Some fun facts about leopard print:


What you think is leopard print, isn’t always leopard print. Cheetah, ocelot, and jaguar spots are often mistakenly identified as leopard. Leopard spots are called “rosettes,” and are thick

broken circles of black around a gold center. Cheetahs have spots without rosettes. Ocelots have elongated rosettes. Jaguars have spots in the middle of their rosettes.


While humans wear leopard spots to stand out, they are camouflage for the leopard. The spots are an evolutionary adaptation that help leopards blend in to their natural environments when they hunt.


Animal print popularity has regal roots. Zulu chieftains often wear leopard capes and crowns. Henry VIII forbade commoners from wearing leopard.

Animal print became all the rage in 18th century France after King Louis XIV imported animals from Africa for his menagerie and decorated Versailles with exotic skins. After Marie Antoinette, the infamous bride of King Louis XVI, disguised herself in an attempt to escape revolutionaries, she was depicted in a caricature as a leopard – one who couldn’t change her spots. Not long after, some of Napoleon’s officers used leopard skin to decorate their helmets and saddles.


With his debut collection in 1947, Christian Dior made leopard print a sensation in haute couture when he presented a leopard

sheath dress. The inspiration came from his muse, Mitza Bricard, who was known for wearing a leopard-print scarf as a wrist-tie. He introduced the print saying, “If you are fair and sweet, don’t wear it.”


Leopard print appeared on lingerie in the 1950s, when the Vanity Fair brand launched the style in a tantalizing marketing campaign that lasted more than

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were all the rage in the 50s, and they’re hot now too. Cloister Collection has sexy animal print suits by Vitamin A similar to the style shown here.


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Tickled Pink


s we slowly come out of our

vendors that pink items are flying off the

not yet let those go. As they still sell product,

cocoons, the message that fashion

racks, while similar pieces in other colors are

they remain relevant and will enjoy plenty of

buyers are sending for spring and

slower to sell. And there sure is a wide palette

airtime in seasons to come. However, it’s the

of the rosy hue out there right now.

brighter, punchier, highlighter-worthy shades

summer is that clothing should be joyful and fun. So it’s appropriate that pink should be the

of pink that are currently getting the spotlight.

color that finds us tickled pink! From the baby

According to fashion insiders, bubblegum and

Think Barbie Dream House and you’ll channel

pink of the 1950s to the neon pink of the 1980s

hot pink are leading the way in colors, even

just the right aesthetic to give your wardrobe

to the more recent market saturation with

ahead of sky blues and chili pepper reds. We

a candy pink sugar high.

millennial pink, the color certainly has surges of popularity. We

began embracing softer, millennial pink tones in 2016 and have

hear from our local fashion

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From tank tops to purses and jewelry in a variety of shades of pink and fuchsia, Maggie’s Boutique has apparel and accessories in today’s trendiest colors and styles.



Although Ayla Wilson’s wardrobe tends to favor black, she graciously stepped out of her comfort zone to model this pink stripe tunic by CK Bradley over Estelle & Finn white stretch pants, accessorized with scarf and drop earrings, all from Planters Exchange. Shackelford supplied her Teide sandals by Toni Pons. Jennifer is as pretty as the Carolina rose color of the Pink Punch linen tunic she wears. Her ensemble is completed with Estelle & Finn pants, Clara Williams bead and tassel necklace, gold hoop earrings, and Caravan silver wedge sandals by NAOT. All items available at Planters Exchange.

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ronically, some iconic pink items

new blue 1955 Cadillac Fleetwood Series

well. His neighbor, Art, from Lamar Street,

didn’t start life that color. Perhaps

60 to replace a pink Cadillac he purchased

was entrusted with the task and promised

the most obvious case of this is the

the year before and used for touring with

a custom paint job. Art called the color he

flamingo. Although their vibrant color

the Blue Moon Boys. He only had the car for

designed specially for the job “Elvis Rose.”

is their most-famous quality, the pink of

three months before it caught fire. When

After an accident that required repairs and

the flamingo’s feathers is surprisingly not a

he covered “Baby Let’s Play House,” which

some reupholstering, the black roof was

hereditary trait. When the birds are born,

became his first hit, he changed the lyric

painted white. That “Elvis Rose” pink Cadillac

they are a dull gray. The bright pink coloring

“You may get religion” to “You may have a

remains on permanent display in the auto

they develop comes from beta carotene,

pink Cadillac” as a nod to his touring vehicle.

museum at Graceland.

a red-orange pigment found within the

He maintained his fondness for

shrimp, algae, and larvae that make up their

the pink Cadillac and decided

diet. Consequently, the colors of flamingos’

to have the new car

feathers differ on the basis of their location

painted pink as

and the food sources they have available. Some flamingos are darker or brighter shades of pink, while others have a more orange or red tint. There are even some that are pure white. The same is true of Roseate Spoonbills. The pink Cadillac that Elvis famously gave to his mother in 1955 actually started out blue with a black roof. Elvis purchased the

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Lindsey enjoys a moment on the marsh in this blue Milana linen dress by GR Nature accessorized with two entwined Kinross cashmere scarves (who says you need to choose?!), all from Allie Harper. Her silver hoop earrings and necklace are from Maggie’s Boutique and Flux navy wedges by Naked Feet from Gentlemen’s & Lady Outfitters complete the ensemble.



Ancient Textile, Modern Trend


ooray for linen! Once considered such a luxury that it was used by Egyptians as currency, this lightweight, cool sustainable fabric has been identified as a key fashion trend for 2021. With ethical fashion designers

and more traditional designer names on the catwalk embracing its versatility and durability, linen is finally getting a modern moment in the sun. Including being used at fashion houses like Fendi and Dior, according to Alexandra Van Houtte, founder of fashion search engine Tagwalk, linen is seeing a 102% increase in use in 2021 Spring and Summer collections. Industry insiders report that more and more labels are loving linen and using it more. According to Van Houtte, 64% of brands, including Dior,

Fendi, and Louis Vuitton, used linen extensively for the first time. More than a quarter of those were luxury brands, including the aforementioned, plus others like Stella McCartney and Maison Margiela. Among the major fashion houses (Prada, Acne, Miu Miu), 16.1% of their collections contain linen. Approximately half of all designers showcased at least one linen look in their collection. All in all, reports indicate that linen is experiencing an enormous growth in popularity, both with luxury brands and other fashion houses. The versatility of linen is also being demonstrated. No longer limited to the romantic and bohemian styles described earlier, this season’s linen plays on current trends such as minimalist, outspoken color, workwear, and androgynous styles. It was combined with satin, wool, and mohair by designers like John Galliano of Maison Margiela. Van Houtte says of the variety of designs, “Although linen has a strong presence of Bohemian/Nomadic and extremely feminine romantic looks (stitching, lace and linen, long dresses by Alberta Ferretti and Dior, delicate embroidery, feminine midi dresses and wide pants by Fendi), tailoring also has its big day coupled with the success story of the season: oversized pants often worn with a blazer for a complete look.”

Utilizing accessories like interesting or unexpected jewelry, detailed belts, and printed scarves is a perfect way to add depth to a simple linen ensemble. Necklaces and other pieces of jewelry by Fiddlesticks feature rolled fabric “jewels” and can be found locally at Indigo & Cotton.

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What makes this trend so exciting? Linen is a much more sustainable and durable

however, it can be worn comfortably all

fabric than cotton, even organic cotton.

year round. The natural fibers hold dye

Linen is made using fibers from the flax plant.

colors better than some other materials,

Cultivated in just about every country in the

making it available in virtually every

world, the flax plant has been used to make

possible color. Because linen is naturally

fiber for more than 6,000 years. Flax is a

antibacterial it was a popular choice for

regenerative crop that enriches the soil and

bandages for centuries, and this also means

also uses significantly less water than cotton

you don’t need to wash it as often. Although

to grow. To extract the fibers, the plants are

the fact that linen fibers are much longer

either cut or hand-pulled from the ground.

lasting than cotton makes it more expensive

The seeds are then removed by a process

to produce, it’s worth the extra cost, because

called “winnowing” or “ripping,” followed by

it will last much longer in your wardrobe.

“retting,” which removes the plant stalk from

There are some additional ecological

the fibers. Once the fibers are separated to

benefits too. Since linen is made from natural

collect the longest pieces, they are spun into

fibers, there’s no plastic in the material,

yarn and eventually woven into fabric.

meaning no microplastics will be washed into our precious oceans and rivers when you

As a textile, linen is two to three times

wash it. Most flax is grown in northern Europe,

stronger than cotton and dries at a much

with France, Belgium and The Netherlands

faster rate. Linen’s porous nature gives

accounting for 85% of world production, so

it natural heat and moisture-wicking

this cuts down the air miles for the European

properties that make it a good conductor

fashion industry. In addition to these

of warmth and a popular fabric to use for

environmental benefits, “linen is accessible to

summer clothing and bedding. Thanks to

everyone,” says Van Houtte, “It is the material

its temperature-regulating properties,

that everyone can afford.”

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Function & Flow


pring/summer 2021 fashion

on a new kind of leading role in our wardrobes

meets us at the junction

as part of an on-the-brink-of-trending

of Tired of Sweatpants &

aesthetic they dubbed “athflow” – a word

Leggings, Not Ready to Give Up

that illustrates the origin of the trend

Comfort, and Wanting to Feel

and where it’s headed. This next phase of

Pretty Again. The line between activewear

loungewear is a product of the athleisure

and athleisure blurred as some of us traded

movement that shifts the focus to a more

the gym for home workouts and others

refined emphasis on styling by way of

began new fitness routines or turned to

slick fabrics, cascading silhouettes, and

outdoor sports like golf, tennis, and even

coordinated sets. Since we’re not quite

pickleball, to ease pandemic stress and

done with comfortable pieces, they are now

keep moving. Soft hoodies and sweatpants

elevated with more sophisticated elements

watercolor skort worn by Ayla give

were like security blankets and we didn’t

or accessories. Simply stated, it’s a more

the sporty look a more feminine

particularly care about style when craving

polished take on ultra-casual, loose apparel.

comfort in our own homes. We’re shaking

The athflow aesthetic helps us transition

that off now and we want our clothes to

from couch apparel to looks we’re happy to

Outfitters, as are her Cloudswift

make that transition with us.

show off in public although we’re still not

shoes by On Running. The silver

OPPOSITE PAGE: The flowing

layers on this Aryeh knit top and lace appliqué on the coordinating

touch. This ensemble and a wide variety in other colors and patterns are available at Gentlemen’s & Lady

hoop earrings and white cuff

yet ready to take the deep dive back into According to the 2021 Pinterest Predicts

bracelet are from Maggie’s Boutique.

pre-pandemic lifestyle attire.

The durable nylon striped tote with tassel is perfect to hold a yoga mat

report, comfortable clothing is poised to take

or beach towels and is available in three sizes at Shackelford.

The crinkled patent leather Beryen Naplack Sandal by Tibi features a functional oversized pocket detail which nods to signature utilitarian details featured in the ready to wear collection.

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ersatility is as important as

combinations are endless and the pieces

is another option. You’d be surprised by how

utility when consumers are

from which to choose are exquisite.

many on trend nearly new and never worn

looking to get the most bang

items that still have tags on them you can find

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fair trade, ethical and sustainable practices

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totes at Shackelford to jackets and dresses

making environmentally conscious choices in


like that precious pink AnaClare reversible

materials and processes, like using recycled

pictured on page 39. Activewear separates

materials from textiles to plastics. While

and swimsuits are following this trend

products from some of these brands may

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Caroline and Tom Lewis

When 9 year-old Caroline Lewis landed a Cobia, she excitedly shouted, “Girls can fish!” From that moment in 2019 an idea to create a social media fishing community to celebrate girls who fish took hold.

Kids Can Fish


ith the support and

Tom is an avid fisherman with degrees in

of Barbies. I used to have to tell her not

encouragement of her family

Natural Resources and Wildlife Management.

to pick up snakes.” But he is thrilled to

and a circle of close friends,

“By nature,” he chuckles, “no pun intended,

have this bond with his daughter and

Caroline, a Golden Isles resident and

Caroline grew up loving wildlife and had a

together they are working together to

student at C.B. Greer Elementary School,

passion for fishing from an early age.” Though

share and encourage the joys of fishing,

became the founder of Girls Can Fish. By

his son, Graham, is more interested in sports,

outdoor recreation, and enjoying those

February 2020, thanks to the efforts of

he says, “Caroline always liked animals instead

experiences with others. (continues)

her parents, Tom and Marisa, and fishing buddy Brandon Ridens, the grassroots organization expanded to become Kids Can Fish, and was certified as a nonprofit foundation with a mission to inspire and encourage all kids and families to enjoy the passion of fishing. It is their hope that Kids Can Fish will help children develop life skills such as problem solving, patience, and being present in the moment that will be invaluable tools through adulthood.

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baits and tactics as the adults with practice.”

come from catching a fish is a gift that lasts a

She adds, “Most importantly, as the founder of


Kids Can Fish, I want children to find the same passion I have with fishing because regardless

You can support the Kids Can Fish

of experience level, fishing is fun!”

Foundation by attending their Benefit Luncheon at Tramici from 1:00-3:00 p.m. on

The Georgia DNR supported the first Kids

May 15. There will be an à la carte menu,

Can Fish Foundation event on Tybee Island

cash bar, live music, entry into a grand prize

where 40 children attended, and more

giveaway, and live raffles benefiting the

events are being planned. The Glynn County

foundation. Grand Prize is a half day fishing

Commissioners recently granted permission

charter in Destin, FL and cash prize to cover

for them to hold a Redfish tournament over

a 2 night hotel stay. Tickets are $50 per

Columbus Day Weekend. Caroline has also

person. Also follow them on Facebook, check

had the honor of being asked by PROMAR

out kidscanfish.net, and spread the word.

Ahi to give cast net seminars in their

Help them be able to cast a wider net!

booth at the ICAST fishing show. What an

Reelin’ in a Cure

experience that will be!

If you want a chance to do a little rockin’ and

And Caroline isn’t just a girl who loves to fish, she has amazing skills! Tom admits, “She can throw a cast net better than I can!” She is featured as the first Youth Pro Staff Team Member with Gulf Coast Sports Women and sisterhoodfishing.com (Fish with Caroline). In her angler’s bio Caroline identifies her favorite targets are bull Redfish inshore, Cobia and Red Snapper offshore, and in freshwater, Largemouth Bass. She says, “It is my goal to show youth anglers that fishing can be done at any age and that kids can use the same

But Tom emphasizes that Kids Can Fish isn’t

reelin’ this month, you’re in luck, because the

about promoting Caroline or making money,

American Cancer Society Victory Board is

this is 100% a labor of love and all money that

bringing back Reelin’ in a Cure! This inshore

comes in will go right back out to pay for the

slam style fishing tournament with prizes will

foundation to host fishing derbies, camps,

take place on Saturday, May 22, but the fun

clinics, workshops, and to give to causes

begins the night before, on Friday, May 21, at

that align with their mission, through fishing

beautiful Village Creek Landing on St. Simons

care packages or donations. In the future,

Island. The Captain’s Meeting will be held

they’d like to offer scholarships and expand

there from 5:00-6:00 p.m., and after that you’ll

nationwide with a network of volunteers and

want to be wearing your boogie shoes to cut

angling advocates. Tom says, “We’re building

loose at the Band Party with Southern rockers

the plane while we’re flying it,” but it’s all about

Bonnie Blue from 6:00-9:00 p.m.

growing and giving. Growing a community of responsible young anglers that can be

If you don’t know Bonnie Blue, you’re missing

shared with the friends, family and parents

out on some fine music from right here in our

that support them. Giving back will provide

backyard! The band is made up of Willis Gore

opportunities for youth who without help

on guitar and vocals; Bradley Churchman on

would not have the opportunity to learn to

guitar and vocals; Adam Kenneway on bass

fish or take part in this wonderful sport. They

and vocals; John Wilson on keyboards and

believe that providing a child the experience,

vocals; and David Silva on drums. The band

pure joy, and sense of accomplishment that

and Willis Gore performing solo make

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and bountiful season. The

local culture, including boating and the shrimping industry, as

tradition made its way

well as arts, crafts, live music,

to Brunswick when

and fun for the whole family.

Portuguese immigrants

The inaugural Miss Blessing of

introduced the practice.

the Fleet Pageant will be held at

Band Party are $45 in advance

The celebration was once held

10:00 a.m. The official welcome

or $50 at the door. Sponsorship

on Sunday to honor Portugal’s

takes place at 11:00 a.m. At 11:15

Packets and additional info

patron saint, Our Lady of Fatima,

a.m., the Brunswick City Police go

and updates are available via

and mothers in the parish, and

toe to toe with the Brunswick City

the Victory Board’s Instagram

began with a morning mass at

Firefighters in the Annual Tug-

account (@acs_victoryboard)

St. Francis Xavier Church and the

of-War. The inaugural Southeast

or email inquiries to

ceremonial “May crowning” of

Georgia Shrimp Standoff cooking


the statue. A parade of festively

competition takes place in the

Make plans to do a little fishing

decorated shrimp trawlers

Farmers Market Pavilion at 11:30

and hip shakin’ to help support

and other vessels formed a

a.m. There will be a Shrimp

the American Cancer Society

procession to pass by a boat

Eating Contest at 1:00 p.m. The

in their mission to save and

holding the Knights of Columbus

boat procession and Blessing

celebrate lives, and lead the fight

honor guard and priest, for a

of the Fleet take place at 2:00

for a world without cancer.

blessing with holy water. This

p.m. The main stage will have

now happens on Saturday. Boats

live music with Conni Laine

are judged on their decorations

and a Thousand Names at 12:15

and prizes are awarded. After

p.m., WharfRatz at 1:15 p.m., and

the blessing, the boats proceed

Bonnie Blue at 3:00 p.m. There

to St. Simons Sound, where a

will be a childrens’ zone and an

The Saturday before Mother’s

flower arrangement is released

education area with the UGA

Day is always a special day in

in memory of the community’s

Marine Life Touch Tank, arts

Brunswick. It’s the day of the

deceased fishermen.

& crafts and food vendors, axe

for kids. Tickets to the

Brunswick Blessing of the Fleet

throwing, and the Southeast

Blessing of the Fleet. Now in its 83rd year locally, the Blessing

In connection with the blessing, a

Georgia Health System Wellness

of the Fleet is a tradition that

festival will be held at Mary Ross

Mobile Unit will be on site.

originated centuries ago in

Waterfront Park on Saturday,

For more information, visit

European fishing communities.

May 8, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00

brunswickbotf.com. It’s sure to

The local priest blessed the

p.m. The festival offers a taste

be a fun day on and by the water,

fishing boats to ensure a safe

of fresh seafood, a glimpse of

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T A S S E L High school graduation is a special ceremony, carrying great significance to each graduate and immense pride to those who supported them. It’s the closing of a chapter and the beginning of a fresh page. It denotes great accomplishment and hope for a long journey of successes ahead.

For most, commencement means entering the work-force, college, technical school or the military. For the students of Communities in Schools (CIS) of Glynn, it may mean even more. These kids have made it to the stage to receive their diploma while hurdling adult-size problems and challenges that many other students may not have faced. Turning their tassels signifies a mighty achievement. For the staff, board of directors and supporters of CIS of Glynn, it marks another successful school year of changing lives.



CIS of Glynn works tirelessly to prevent students from dropping out of school by surrounding them with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. Following this mission, CIS focuses on increasing the graduation rate by providing services and support to enable students to overcome

FOR THE THIRD CONSECUTIVE YEAR, 100% OF STUDENTS AT BRUNSWICK HIGH SCHOOL AND GLYNN ACADEMY WHO RECEIVED CIS SERVICES GRADUATED FROM HIGH SCHOOL. those life challenges they face. CIS currently serves eight schools in Glynn County: Brunswick High School, Glynn Academy, Glynn Middle School, Needwood Middle School, Altama Elementary School, Burroughs-Molette Elementary School, Goodyear Elementary School, and Glynn Learning Center. McIntosh County Academy joined CIS of Glynn for the 2020-2021 school year thanks to the generous funding support from The Sapelo Foundation and diligent work by former active CIS program member and McIntosh County superintendent Dr. Jim Pulos. At each of the schools, CIS hires a site coordinator who works with school administrators to determine which students are in need of intervention. They meet with these students, their teachers, the CIS staff, and in some cases their parents and/or social workers to devise a plan and address the issues to improve academics and behavior. “A lot of our work is behind the scenes,” says Tonya Barbee, Clinical Program Manager for CIS. Tonya uses a specific training method with site coordinators and CIS staff, applying research-based language on a developmental framework of five levels. The first – just listen and be warm. The support needed varies for each student, as all have individualized needs. From providing eyeglasses to a child struggling to make out words or numbers to finding the right tutor for after-school help or more intensive approaches to provide therapy for a child in need, CIS gathers the resources required to find solutions. By working alongside the Glynn County School System, CIS of Glynn case manages those

students most at-risk of dropping out of school by tracking academic, behavior and attendance data and providing the support they need to stay focused on the goal of graduation and success in life. They believe that every child needs and deserves the “Five Basic Needs”: a one-onone relationship with a caring adult, a safe place to learn and grow, a healthy start and a healthy future, a marketable skill to use upon graduation, and a chance to give back to peers and the community. While successful promotion to the next grade level is the goal for all students, high school caseloads remain the largest among all levels of CIS’ nine schools. CIS served more than 531 students in the Glynn County School System during the 2019-2020 school year. For the third consecutive year, 100% of students at Brunswick High School and Glynn Academy who received CIS services graduated from high school. Promotion rates from last school year reached 97.7% among all levels. When CIS of Glynn was formed in the mid2000s, Glynn County’s overall graduation rate was just above 50%. CIS has become an integral partner in helping to increase graduation rates by more than 40% over the past 15 years by providing a community-wide focus on a systemic problem. The organization is proud to have grown from two high schools to nine schools of all levels, but they won’t be stopping there. CIS of Glynn is dynamic in its approach to problem solving, providing distinct support to each student throughout their school career as well as changing needs and resources during

the school year. 2020 was a year marked with new challenges for all, and certainly for those in education. Glynn County Schools have seen school closings through hurricanes and severe weather advisories for unknown amounts of time in the past, but nothing like the impact of the global pandemic starting in March of last year. CIS of Glynn’s team sprang to action to overcome students’ academic obstacles faced by transitioning to virtual learning, to provide basic needs students normally would receive attending school, and went beyond the call of duty to be sure these kids had what they needed to stay in school and achieve in life. CIS of Glynn is indescribably proud of the 47 students at Brunswick High School and Glynn Academy that received their diplomas after the 2019-2020 school year, socially distanced in masks at the Glynn County stadium with plans to continue their education with a bachelor’s (37 graduates) or associate degree (3 students), attend a technical school (5 students), or

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join the military (2 students). CIS also congratulates the 175 elementary school students, 158 middle school students and 139 undergraduate high school students in the program that were promoted to the next grade level after the 2019-2020 school year. 2021 has brought great promise for three CIS graduates that signed letters of intent to receive college football scholarships, as well as four seniors that graduated early in January. Brunswick High School, Glynn Academy and McIntosh County Academy seniors in the CIS program will finish well in 2021. Despite the shift to virtual learning, distress generated from increasing needs, uncertainties of the days to come in education and in life, and all the emotions and personal strife that ambiguity caused these developing children, the CIS of Glynn seniors and underclassmen have worked with profound diligence to overcome their circumstances. CIS of Glynn’s staff and Board of Directors are immensely proud of these students and thankful to the Glynn and McIntosh County School Systems, business community, foundations, government entities, and individual partners that dedicate their time, talents and resources to the CIS mission.

Communities In Schools of Glynn invites you to join them in celebrating student successes and supporting the mission to continue promoting all students while rockin’ out under the stars at their eighth annual fundraising event: Junebalaya! A summer spin on past favorites Shamrockin’ and Jambalaya, this event will be one you won’t want to miss! Mark your calendars and come support the kids on Sunday, June 6th, at the

include tickets, print and banner ad placement and recognition on CIS’ social media pages. Contact Casey Cate at ccate@cisglynn. org or 912.223.4641 to purchase tickets, reserve your sponsorship, or any other inquiries. Tickets are limited, so don’t wait!

scenic Village Creek Landing on St. Simons Island. Nashville-by-way-of-Athens duo The Tuten Brothers will perform, blending classic country with soulful rock ‘n roll. Check out more about them at tutenbrothers.com and find their music on Apple Music, Spotify or YouTube. Tickets are $100 and include beverages and delicious Mexican food from Jefecitas Mobile Kitchen, a family partner of Gnat’s Landing (SSI) and The Place (Athens). Visit jefecitasmobilekitchen.com to “follow [their] road trip” and view the incredible menu options.

made payable to Communities In Schools of Glynn County and mailed to P.O. Box 2318, Brunswick, GA 31521. Items always in need include backpacks, general school supplies, non-perishable snacks, socks, undergarments, coats and personal hygiene items. 100 percent of donations go directly toward student support and are 100% tax deductible. Contact Casey to arrange item drop-offs.


Ticket purchases can easily be made via Venmo to @CIS-Glynn38. Sponsorship opportunities are also available for businesses, restaurants and individuals looking to make a lasting impact to the organization. Sponsorship packages range from $250 to $5,000 and

Unable to attend? Donations can made via Venmo (@CIS-Glynn38), online at glynncounty.communitiesinschools.org or

Follow CIS of Glynn on Facebook and Instagram to stay up to date on ways you can be a part of the CIS organization. Together we can ensure that all our Glynn and McIntosh County students are able to stay in school, graduate and achieve in life. As CIS continues to expand, serving more students and their families, the impact grows and influences why Coastal Georgia is an incredible place to live, work, and raise a family. Join CIS of Glynn today in keeping their mission alive for the betterment of the community we all call home.

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oin the Brunswick-Golden Isles Chamber of Commerce and local businesses under the oaks at Gascoigne Bluff Park on St. Simons Island on Saturday, June 19th for an evening of fun with mouthwatering bites from some of the Golden Isles’ best restaurants, live and silent auctions, irresistible raffles, a wine grab, and live music! This year, the Chamber is combining its two largest events, Chamber Experience and Business & Bites, into one doubly fun evening. All proceeds from these always highly anticipated community events which are merging this year are used to fund programs that support business in our community. Sign up to be an exhibitor in the Business Expo, where attendees can visit your booth to learn more about your business, new products or services. Already committed to offer tasty treats (at press time) are Georgia Sea Grill and Three Little Birds Catering, Henshaw Companies (Salata, Fuse, and Jimmy Johns), Kona Ice, Mr. Shucks Seafood, Porch, South of Heaven BBQ, Striplings General Store, Tipsy McSway’s Neighborhood Bar & Grill, and The Westin at Jekyll Island. And more restaurants and caterers will likely be added as the

event approaches. It’s going to be a delicious occasion, for sure! Examples of some live auction items are a 32-person sunset sail aboard Tall Ship Lynx, and a two-night stay at Little St. Simons Island. Elegant Island Living will be donating a full page ad as one of the many silent auc-


nity’s advocate for a vibrant and prosperous economy and outstanding quality of life for Brunswick, St. Simons Island, Jekyll Island, Sea Island and Little St. Simons Island. Some benefits of Chamber membership are the opportunities to build and strengthen your business network with members through Chamber events designed to build your busi-

This year the Chamber is combining its two largest events Chamber Experience and Business & Bites into one doubly fun evening.



tion items. In addition to the ample noshing and networking opportunities, popular local band Squirt Gun will have you rocking down to Electric Avenue and right back to the 80s, as they play hits from Flock of Seagulls to Pink Floyd. These guys know how to keep the crowd entertained. And don’t forget the wine grab to snag a few choice bottles to take home with you. Our community has been known to donate some fine bottles of wine! The Brunswick-Golden Isles Chamber of Commerce has served as the “Voice of Business” in the community since its inception in 1954. The Chamber serves as the commu-

ness brand and attract clients. Active participation in events and listings in the Chamber’s online and print membership directories increase the visibility of your business. The Chamber also offers education resources and professional development programs, seminars, and business training Make plans now to register as an exhibitor, donate to the auction, or simply to attend this fun and family-friendly outdoor event on Saturday, June 19 from 5:00-9:00 p.m. and support our local business community. Visit brunswickgoldenisleschamber.com for more information. We hope to see you there!


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POLISHED PEYTON by Jennifer Daniel

House Guest Etiquette


ith summer on the horizon, it’s great time to talk about etiquette while being a house guest. Growing up in the same small town as past generations of my family, we rarely traveled to stay overnight with family or close friends. I didn’t really experience being a “guest” until I was in college. I remember calling my mom to tell her that I was going home for a weekend with a girl I had met in the dorm. I’m sure my mom ended our conversation saying, “Be kind and help out.” Twenty-five years later that advice still applies. Whether visiting a cousin for a beach weekend, overnighting at your inlaws, or caravanning to a college friend’s home, there are a few rules of courtesy to follow.

Put Away your Phone

State your Dates

Don’t Forget your

Always let your host know the dates of your visit. Three days is a good limit. Be sure to let your host know what time you will arrive and depart.


Bring a Gift

When at a guest home, treat your cell phone like you’re at the dinner table – don’t use it. Check emails and texts in the privacy of your room. If you’re expecting an important phone call, let your host know in advance that you might need to step away to take it. Time with your host should be your main priority.

lotion they set out, ask about it. That’s a great compliment to your host. Please and Thank You

Say “thank you” when you arrange the visit, upon your arrival and your departure, and always follow up with a handwritten note. The words “please and “yes, please” are music to every ear. Use them often.

Help Out

Make your bed, keep your bathroom clean, and always offer to help in the kitchen. Ask where your host would like dirty sheets and towels placed when you are leaving. If you brought children with you, get them out of the house for an hour or two, especially if your host is an empty nester.

Enjoy Your Travels

Most of us missed travel time with family and friends the past year. So this year it will be so much sweeter.

Most hosts have extra toiletries for guest, but try to bring everything you need. Use only a small amount of what they leave in the guest room. If you love a certain soap or

Present your host with a locally made gift from your hometown or something you know they love, whether a favorite wine, homemade treat, or fresh flowers. Taking your host out for a meal is also a much appreciated gesture. Go with the Flow

Be excited for whatever your host has planned (or not planned). Bring a good book for relaxing and a pair of comfortable shoes for seeing the local sights. Be prepared to entertain yourself. 66


Jennifer Daniel is a graduate of The Protocol School of Washington and she may be reached at Jennifer@polishedpeyton.com or visit her website at polishedpeyton.com.

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ne of the challenges that all island homeowners must face is obtaining insurance on their real property. Many major insurors openly discriminate against island property, leaving little choice to the resident. I recently got a notice that my insurance would be cancelled in 30 days unless I had a tree that they claimed was a threat to the house removed from my backyard. When I complained to the local agent, he replied, “Yeah, that happens a lot.” I called the insurance company and got the same runaround. The tree in question, estimated at over a hundred years old, is simply majestic. So I reached out to a local arborist who said, “I would never cut that tree down; it just needs a haircut!” He went on to explain that live oaks do best when they have dense clusters of branches trimmed so that hurricane force winds can pass through, and that this trimming would not harm the tree in any way. A thousand dollars later, I was able to maintain my insurance coverage. To witness the elegance of Quercus virginiana, also known as the Southern live oak, you may wish to 1) overlook the construction of the roundabout at Frederica Road and King’s Way and 2) drive slowly south on Retreat Ave.

toward The Lodge at Sea Island Golf Club and be inspired by Avenue of the Oaks. This remarkable double row of trees was planted in 1826 by Anna Page King as the entrance to Retreat Plantation, which she had inherited, making these stately trees nearly 200 years old. And if that doesn’t impress, head over the causeway to Brunswick, and cast your eyes on the visual delight known as Lovers Oak. At the intersection of Albany and Prince Streets, Lovers Oak is estimated to be more than 900 years old. The tree’s trunk is approximately 13 feet in diameter, branching into ten main limbs with a diameter of 1-3 feet each. For a little perspective, this tree was flourishing when King Richard the Lionhearted died in Europe. Wood from the live oak is hard, heavy, and difficult to work with, but very strong. In the days of wooden ships, they were the preferred source for the framework timbers. The natural trunk and branch angles were used for their strength. The frame of the USS Constitution was constructed from Southern live oak harvested here on Gascoigne Bluff. The density of the wood

grain allowed it to survive cannon fire, thus earning her the nickname “Old Ironsides.” My advice is to slow down, look up, and revel in the majestic beauty of our remarkable live oaks. They’re one more reason why we love St. Simons Island so much.

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A Healthy Partnership In this issue of Elegant Island Living, the Davis Love Foundation (DLF) continues its partner and charity spotlight with a look at its partnership with Southeast Georgia Health System and its Foundation. Last month, DLF began this series with a look at The RSM Classic Charity Putting Challenge.


ach May, the nation celebrates National Nurses Week and National Hospital Week. We couldn’t think of a more appropriate time to spotlight the meaningful partnership between the Davis Love Foundation and Southeast Georgia Health System and its Foundation. It’s also the perfect opportunity to thank the men and women who are on the front lines of health care every day. The partnership between the two organizations began in 2010, the first year of The RSM Classic (then McGladrey Classic), when the Health System signed on as the tournament’s Official Medical Provider. The Health System operates medical stations and provides a Wellness on Wheels mobile vehicle at the tournament to serve players, volunteers, and spectators requiring medical assistance. In 2020, Southeast Georgia Health System provided invaluable expertise and guidance as they worked shoulder-to-shoulder with the PGA TOUR and tournament leadership to develop COVID-19 safety and testing protocols for players, caddies, staff, and Pro-Am participants. “We had an extremely efficient and effective operation due in large part to the expertise of the medical professionals at Southeast Georgia Health System,” said Tournament Director Todd Thompson.

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In addition, the Southeast Georgia Health System Foundation is one of the community non-profits that benefit from charitable dollars raised through the tournament. The goal of the Health System Foundation is to create awareness and support for the community. The impact of donations can be seen in all aspects of the Health System including its Brunswick Campus Master Renovation & Expansion Project.

In its first eleven years, The RSM Classic, hosted by Davis Love III, has raised more than $22.2 million to support local and national charities. The 2021 PGA TOUR event is November 15-21 at Sea Island Golf Club. For partnership information, regardless the size of your business, contact John McKenzie, Director of Sales, at jmckenzie@dlovefoundation.com or visit rsmclassic.com. 70


There are countless examples of compassion, stories of hope, and simple gifts of gratitude that enhance and sustain health care in our community making it a far better place to live.

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and symptoms all while protecting user identity by encrypting and anonymously reporting key exchanges. Personal health security and management are now a part

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DANCE STUDIO EXPANDS Established on St. Simons Island in 1999, Christina’s Dance World has recently expanded to provide more space and has become much more than just a dance studio. In addition to two dance/fitness studios with a wonderful teaching staff, there is a fitness boutique offering a variety of women’s fitness classes. Confidencebuilding makeovers happen in The Glam Room; health and wellness demonstrations take place in the cafe; and kids learn etiquette and proper table

manners in the tea party rooms. This unique space opens doors for creative summer programs, birthday parties, wedding dance lessons, and can be rented for your own celebrations. Christina’s Dance World is also the home of SAVVI, an athleisure wear company for women of all sizes, offering one on one and group online shopping experiences. For information about membership, classes, and other opportunities,

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ONE HOUR AIR CONDITIONING & HEATING EXPANDS TO COASTAL GEORGIA Reese Haley, owner of Full Moon Lighting & Electric, has recently opened a new division of One Hour Air Conditioning & Heating® here in Coastal Georgia. They now serve homeowners and businesses in Glynn County, Camden County, Hinesville, Richmond Hill, Jesup, Pooler, Midway, and

parts of Savannah. At One Hour Air Conditioning & Heating® of Coastal Georgia, Reese says “we put our customers’ needs first because we care about their comfort.” Offering a 100% satisfaction guarantee that’s backed up by HVAC technicians that are highly skilled, fully licensed, and well trained to handle any air conditioning and heating issue, regardless of how big or small. Whether you’re in need of specialized repairs or you need your whole system to be replaced they can meet your needs. Emergency service are available around the clock. For more information, call 912.937.0930 or visit onehourcoastalga.com.

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CUSTOM MADE FASHION & ALTERATIONS ON SSI Morella Frederick has opened a multifaceted tailor shop at 315 Longview Plaza. With over 30 years of experience in fashion design, tailoring, alterations, and custommade clothing, she not only offers tailor and alteration services, but can also provide image consulting, personal shopping, wardrobe consultation, made-to-measure clothing and suits, custom-made wedding

dresses, even made-to-measure for wheelchair users. Morella is originally from Barbados and moved to St. Simons Island from Boston where she worked for multiple companies as head tailor. Additional custom creations she offers include cushions, curtains, sheets and bedding, and clothing for children and pets. This summer she is offering classes in level up, and sewing. With a Yelp rating of the best sewing and alterations service on St. Simons Island, Morella and her daughter, Precious, are ready to assist

you. Open 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. MondayFriday or call 912.434.9107.

RIGHTON BOOKS ADDS JITTERY JOE’S COFFEE LOCATION Righton Books has added a Jittery Joe’s Coffee to its Redfern Village bookstore. Yes, the legendary Athens coffee brand has finally arrived on SSI, fulfilling the long-held wish of many. They offer the full Jittery Joe’s menu of delicious coffee and espresso drinks, Harney & Sons teas, bagels, and a delightful assortment of delicious, locally baked pastry items. Jittery Joe’s also provides Righton’s very own house blend which they cleverly call “Right-On!” Seating is available inside and out, and Righton’s events and book clubs will now be held in this lovely new space. Additionally, they are happy to make the room or courtyard available to local book clubs for monthly meetings. Jittery Joe’s was founded in downtown Athens in 1994 next to the world famous 40 Watt Club, and now has 18 locations. 222 Redfern Village, 912.771.0808. rightonbooks.com.

CATCH 228 TURNS 13! Happy 13th anniversary to SSI locals’ favorite oyster bar & grill! Located at 228 Redfern Village, Catch 228 has been serving an extensive menu that includes a variety of oyster options, Wild Georgia shrimp, crab legs, Low Country boil, daily fresh catch and specials for more than a decade. Happy hour is between 4:00-6:00 p.m. every day, with Chesapeake Bay oysters, beer and wine specials. And don’t forget the Bloody Mary bar! With several large screen

TVs and seating both indoors and outdoors, Catch 228 is the place you’ll find packed during UGA football season and where locals go to watch MLB, NFL, SEC, ACC, and Big 10 games year round. But this “sports bar” has evolved into a full-service restaurant serving delicious entrees and some of the freshest seafood in the Golden Isles, plus oysters & beer every day of the year. 912.634.2228.

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BE A STARGAZER The STAR Foundation of Coastal Georgia will officially usher in the 2021 summer season with its inaugural preholiday weekend Low Country Boil fundraiser, STARgazing, on Thursday, May 27 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Village Creek Landing. The evening of coastal casual fun will feature music by Owen Plant, a Low Country boil and appetizers by Halyards,



HONOR FLIGHT SCHEDULED FOR FALL Established as part of a national network in 2015, Coastal Georgia Honor Flight’s mission is to transport area veterans to Washington, D.C. to visit the memorials dedicated to honoring those who have served and sacrificed for our country. Participation in an Honor Flight trip gives veterans the opportunity to share this momentous occasion with other comrades, to remember friends and comrades lost, and share their stories and experiences with other veterans. All honored veterans travel at no cost. The pandemic in 2020 and early 2021 required flights to be rescheduled out of an abundance of caution for the safety of our volunteers and veterans. This year’s flight is scheduled to go wheels up on Saturday, October 2. There are numerous ways to get involved now as a volunteer and donations are welcome. For more information or to donate, visit coastalgeorgiahonorflight.org or email info@coastalgeorgiahonorflight.org. BE A SUPERHERO! Bring your kids, grandkids, nieces, nephews and neighbors to see their favorite story book and cartoon characters brought to life at the Junior League of the Golden Isles’ Character Breakfast on Saturday, May 15th from

8:30-9:30 a.m.The venue this year is the A.W. Jones Heritage Center, located adjacent to the St. Simons Lighthouse at 610 Beachview Drive. Breakfast will be provided in individually packaged containers. Outdoor spaces will be utilized in addition to the indoor

ballroom, with regular sanitization and following current state and CDC guidelines. Proceeds from the breakfast will support JLGI community programing. Tickets are $15 per person or $50 for a family of 4 and can be purchased at jlgoldenisles.org.

and a not-to-be-missed “Crazy Pants” contest for gentlemen. “Like all charities, STAR missed holding its 2020 fall fundraiser due to the pandemic. When we saw how well COVID vaccinations were going in late March, we decided that the Thursday before Memorial Day weekend would be a great time for folks to venture out again for a great cause,” said STAR board chair Donna Davis. Tickets are

$85/person or $150/couple. Proceeds will benefit STAR’s educational and lifestyleenriching programs for job readiness, computer and financial literacy, and life skills. To learn more or purchase tickets,

visit starfoundation.org or call 912.554.0540.

Hans F. Trupp, CCIM founder and former Chairman of Trupp Hodnett Enterprises and The Management Company prior to taking the companies public (NYSE, RZT) in an IPO in 1998 has reentered the real estate business locally through an affiliation with eXp realty. eXp is a cloud based publicly traded (NASDAQ, EXPI) company with more than 50,000 agents in all 50 states, Canada, Australia, UK, Mexico, France, Portugal, South Africa, India and will soon be available worldwide. This internet based high technology company will totally revolutionize the real estate industry both with relationships of buyers and sellers and the

relationships that sales people have with the company. Trend Magazine has described eXp as the Amazon of real estate. eXp realty offers a very unique agent attraction program and Hans has partnered with veteran Atlanta broker John Adams to inform and educate agents throughout the United States about eXp, one of the fastest growing real estate companies in the nation. Adams is well known throughout Georgia for his educational activities on behalf of the Georgia Real Estate Commission, and his regular appearances on Fox 5 Atlanta and CNN. He continues to be a freelance journalist with the Atlanta Journal-Constitution with more than 1,000 articles in print.

Thanks to the internet, eXp’s state of the art revolutionary cloud based technology and a unique revenue sharing plan Hans and his team are able to offer a performance-based, no risk maximum 4% listing commission on any real estate both residential and commercial. No risk - you can cancel the listing at any time for any reason. Hans would also be pleased to share his broad business knowledge and experience with anyone interested in a free no obligation consultation session with regard to any real estate problem. Call, email or text him if you would like to explore his listing program or if you have any questions with regard to eXp, one of the fastest growing real estate companies in the nation with now over 50,000 agents and growing.


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TASTE OF GULLAH RETURNS Mark your calendars for this lively cultural event that will be entertaining, educational, and will leave you with a belly full of some savory flavors. The Taste of Gullah will be held on June 4 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at the Historic Harrington Cultural Center located at 291 S. Harrington Rd on St. Simons Island. Enjoy authentic and modern Gullah Geechee cuisine of the Georgia Sea Islands. There will be live

entertainment including music, poets and storytellers, plus tours of Historic Harrington School. There will also be a book signing of Gullah Geechee Heritage in the Golden Isles with Amy Lotson Roberts & Patrick J. Holladay (books may be purchased at event or in advance). Tickets are $25 with proceeds benefiting the Cultural Center and can be purchased at ssiheritagecoalition.org. Get yours early, because this event sells out! For more information, call 912.634.0330 or email elisia@ssiheritagecoalition.org.

TAPS AT TWILIGHT RETURNS TO NEPTUNE PARK The St. Simons Rotary Club invites the community to join them in Neptune Park for the annual Taps at Twilight program on a Memorial Day, May 31, at 6:45 p.m. This tribute and traditional observance of the holiday began in 1991 to honor the men and women who have fallen in the service of our country, those who have valiantly served and returned, and those who are serving today. There will be an honor guard presentation, patriotic music performed from the St. Simons Casino bandstand, including anthems for each branch of service and the National Anthem performed by violinist Luis Haza, and the ceremony will conclude with the playing of Taps. Guest speaker to be announced. The event is free and open to the public, attendees should bring chairs or blankets as provided seating is limited.

MARY KAY ANDREWS TO VISIT GUILD On Wednesday, May 5, The Literary Guild of St. Simons Island presents Mary Kay Andrews at their Meet the Author Series. Known as “The Queen of the Beach Reads,” Mary Kay is the author of 27 novels and one cookbook. She earned a B.A. in journalism from The University of Georgia, and after 14 years



working as a reporter, she turned to writing fiction. She’ll be talking about her latest book, The Newcomer. The discussion will be held in the St. Simons Casino Theater at 10:30 a.m. Admission is free for Guild members and $10 for nonmembers. Seating will be limited and masks are required. Please make reservations online at litguildssi.org.


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BRUNSWICK JUST COULDN’T WAIT FOR MARCH 17 TO CELEBRATE ST. PATRICK’S DAY, so events began the weekend before with Silver Bluff Brewing Company’s inaugural St. Patrick’s Day 5K and Beer Mile, the 4th Annual Puppies & Pinups at Mary Ross Waterfront Park, and more. It was a fun time to play downtown for people and pets alike! 1. Autumn and Cody Cocchi. 2. Gabbi Benton, Lynda Grovola. 3. Marie Hartshorn, David Banks. 4. Brunswick Fasties & Golden Isles Track Club members. 5. Donna Merritt, Cathy Vincent. 6. Monica Bumgarner, Misty Waytes, Nikki Rhodes. 7. Rachel McMillan, Kim Edwards, Magan Barnhill, Ciera Womack, Tiffany Lott, Ashley Measley. 8. Jeremy, Lucy, Adam and Elizabeth May with Reesie. 9. Cindy Willis, Abby Stocklosa. 10. Mary, Martin and Broker Smith. 11. Justin and Axel Sykes with Rowdy. 12. Ryleigh Sinclair, Victoria Ellison with Solis. 13. Summer Buchanan with Roxie, Laura Long with Gracie. 14. Juan Ventura, Katie Delage with Hades. 80






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Jeff Jones Financial Advisor 1430 Newcastle Street Brunswick, GA (912) 264-8865

Destin Hall Financial Advisor 29 Coral Parkway, Ste. 102 Brunswick, GA (912) 267-9374

James Sexton Financial Advisor 3409 Frederica Road St. Simons Island, GA (912) 634-9796

Logan Jones Financial Advisor 1105 Fountain Park Circle Brunswick, GA (912) 275-7506

Dale McNabb Financial Advisor 29 Coral Park Way, Ste. 102 Brunswick, GA (912) 267-9374

Ginny Johnson Financial Advisor 219 Edwards Plaza St. Simons Island, GA (912) 634-0200

William McKenzie Financial Advisor 559 Ocean Blvd. St. Simons Island, GA (912) 634-6557

Patrick Jones Financial Advisor 1430 Newcastle St. Brunswick, GA (912) 264-8865

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ONE OF THE HIGHLIGHTS OF EACH MONTH is becoming the Sunday Open Air Market at Village Creek Landing. Artists, farmers, and other local creators and small businesses offer their products to shoppers eager to see what’s new and take in the beautiful marsh vistas. There’s always delicious eats too! Keep an eye on their social media pages to see when the next one takes place. 1. Paul and Tammy Pulliam, Brooke Baskin with Brogan. 2. Jama Branham, Glenda Hadden, Nancy Trenda. 3. Joyce Keller, Patty Palmer, Amanda Goodman. 4. Sheila Sams, Gwen Poimboeuf. 5. Debbie and Mike Manzer. 6. Hazeleigh, Megan, Ryan and Molly Toler. 7. Angie Fedisin, Catherine Wood, Sharon Roberts. 8. Taylor Hunt, Fonda Hunt. 9. Rhonda Bradham, Nafi Espana. 10. Chris and Dawn Newbern. 11. Ally Urquhart and Trish Urquhart. 12. April and Sam McPherson. 84



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FATHERS AND FATHER FIGURES ACTED AS PROUD ESCORTS FOR THEIR DAUGHTERS AND FRIENDS at the Golden Isles Purity Ball which recently took place at the Jekyll Island Convention Center. From dinner to dancing, complete with a lesson by Ms. Christina, this night held many special moments for families to share. 1. Abrielle and Gerald Lott. 2. Sophia, Eliana, Todd, Nadia and Genevieve Harlos. 3. Mattie, Teddy and Emma Elrod, Aaliyah Powell. 4. Terry and Lacie Reagin. 5. Celia Rogers and Julio Ferrel. 6. Kyle and Harper Dixon. 7. Brinney and Breanna Smith. 8. Christy Carter, Patrick Eades, Christina Godwin. 9. Ashley and Charles Franklin. 10. Alise and Raymondo Silva. 11. Jordan and Alyssa Walsh. 12. Grace and Phillip Carlyle. 13. Alley and Ryker Carter. 14. Grace and Arthur Sanders. 86


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MARSH’S EDGE RECENTLY HELD AN OUTDOOR CELEBRATION TO MARK ITS 15TH ANNIVERSARY. Members mixed and mingled in this beautiful setting and enjoyed tasty fare while music by Michael Hulett enlivened the atmosphere. For more information about life at Marsh’s Edge, visit marshs-edge.com. (Photos provided.) 1. Suzie and Jack Wright. 2. Jerry and Sylvia Whiteside. 3. Bill and Ladye Heisel. 4. Joyce Douglass. 5. Weezie Campbell. 6. Susan and Al Garrett. 7. Caroline and Dwight Plyler. 8. Janet and Rawson Gordon. 9. Albert Fendig. 10. Jean Hurst, Jackie Turbidy. 11. Claudette French. 12. Bob Lynch. 13. Davi and Jim Langston. 14. Jack Ryder. 88


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HOSPICE OF THE GOLDEN ISLES RECENTLY CELEBRATED ITS 50TH ANNIVERSARY and its Dove Society members with a reception at Village Creek Landing. With delicious lite bites provided by 3 Little Birds Catering and music by Josh Nunn, and a nice breeze to keep the gnats at bay, it was a perfect evening to honor the accomplishments and importance of our non-profit hometown hospice. 1. Shelley Hendrix, Lindsay Crawford. 2. Bud and Margie Dorsey, Jane Watson, David Lowe. 3. Robin Love, Lucy Thomas, Denesha Summers. 4. FJ, Michael and Erica Torras. 5. Nancy Butler, Dewey Benefield. 6. Andy and Amy Broderick. 7. Erich Friedrich, Courtney Popwell. 8. Gigi Capes, Greer Anderson, Debbie Banks. 9. Gail Shiroky, Susan Conway, Tarsia Palmer. 10. John and Suzanne Buckley, Donna Purdy, Debbie Holland. 11. Misty Leigh Williams, Marty Fitzjurls. 12. Anne Hodnett, Marcia Cochran. 13. Roger and DeAnn Dockery. 14. Tom Purdy, Gail Scarboro. 90


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THE COASTAL SYMPHONY OF GEORGIA CONTINUED ITS VARIATIONS ON A SEASON OUTDOOR CONCERTS WITH “SPRING SERENADE” AT FREDERICA ACADEMY. Attendees enjoyed works by Beethoven, Gounod, Coleman and Dvořák. Join them on May 2 in the same location for “Boulogne, Beethoven & Brilliant Strings.” 1. George and Maggie Hodges, Jack and Jeanne Earle McConnell. 2. Barbara Lyon, Nancy Pandolfi, Claudia Malone. 3. Richard, Jill, Larrie, and Carey Parker. 4. Jeanne Pescitelli, Bob McCammon. 5. Pat Tharin, Norma Girton. 6. Lee Owen, Kathy Webb. 7. Cathy Pircsuk, James Burr. 8. Gael Johnson, Jackie Fishman. 9. Gerri Cutshaw, Rob Wilson. 10. Jared Blum, Kate Kiggins. 11. Tony and Nancy Connaughton. 12. Sherie Welch, Dee Davis. 92


















FIRST FRIDAY IN HISTORIC DOWNTOWN BRUNSWICK is always a great time, but April was extra special! Brad and Lizzie Piazza of Port City Partners were thrilled to officially open Port City Park to the public. The celebration included an art contest and exhibit (Congrats to winner Josh Dukes!), flower and food trucks, kids’ activities, and live music by Kellie Parr. 1. Lauren Kerby, Angela Schmidt. 2. Singer/songwriter Kellie Parr entertaining the crowd. 3. Liz and Peggy Sue Gowen. 4. Elizabeth, John, and CeCe Killgallon. 5. Drake, Betsy and Ryan Hughes, Lizzie and Brad Piazza. 6. Paul and Jenn Kasper, Pat and Carly Oxenreider. 7. Holly May, Justin Henshaw, Jason Umfress, Josh Dukes, Brie Henshaw. 8. Felix Arvoyo, Talic Jamela. 9. Whitney, Stephen, Stephen Michael and Vivian McConnell with Mazie. 10. Cynthia Ford, Chantrelle Harris. 11. David and Deborah Wright. 12. Mark, Manning, and Bailey Mercer. 13. Nicole Rodgers, Sarah Callaway. 14. Barbara Baggett, Stephanie Treece. 94


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IN ADDITION TO FIRST FRIDAY FUN, BRUNSWICK MUSIC DISTRICT CONCERTS ARE IN FULL SWING. The free weekly concerts sponsored by local businesses are drawing audiences to hear a wide variety of live music downtown every Friday and Saturday. Recent concerts have covered country, blues, Southern rock, R&B classics, 80s hits, and more. For info about performers, times, and locations, follow “I’m With the Band” on the EIL website, Facebook, or Instagram. 1. Sassy singer Annie Akins doing her thing in Jekyll Square. 2. First Friday jam session with Lothar Family. 3. Ben and Carol Slade. 4. Trey and Jessica Andrews. 5. Donna Davis, Stephen Gillam. 6. Neal Harrell, Kevin and Laura Pullen. 7. Marianna Cooper, Harvey and Debby Richardson, Debby Smith, Barry Cooper. 8. Randi Marks, Gus Fischer, Taylor Barnes. 9. Brittany Caracciolo, Douglas and Heidi Hood, LaShelle Dobson. 10. Caity and Keith Paseur, Ashley Jones. 11. Yvonne and Clyde Sands. 12. Albina Williamson and Jim Hill with Molly. 13. Aaron Dobson, Chris Caracciolo. 96


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ISLAND LIVING REAL ESTATE Advertiser Index - May 2021

98 • Directory / Margie Stockton

107 • Roland Daniel Properties

120 • Dee Wright / Susan Imhoff

99 • DeLoach Sotheby’s

108 • Sea Palms / Studio Pixel Pop

121 • Ann Harrell

100 • Harry Norman / Humane Society

109 • Real Escapes Properties

122 • Micki Carter / Darkroom

101 • Lilmar Properties 102 • Page Aiken 103 - 105 • Sea Island Properties

110 - 112 • BHHS Hodnett Cooper 113 - 115 • Signature Properties Group, Inc.

123 • Joe Loehle Photography 124 • Art & Annie Harper / Joy Wright

116 • Joan Lewis / Zaida Clay Harris 126 - 127 • Georgia Coast Realty 117 • Mary Jo Prater / Phoebe Hoaster 106 • St. Simons Land Trust 118 - 119 • DeLoach Sotheby’s

128 - 129 • Al Brown Company

The following pages are submitted to Elegant Island Living Magazine by Elegant Island Real Estate, LLC. Reproduction of any photographs, artwork or copy prepared by Elegant Island Real Estate, LLC is strictly prohibited without prior written permission. all advertised properties are subject to prior sale or withdrawal without notice. Elegant Island Living and Elegant Island Real Estate, LLC is not a registered real estate broker, and this publication is not an effort to assist in the buying or selling of real estate. The advertisers and publishers are not responsible or liable for misinformation, misprints, or typographical errors. Real Estate advertised in this publication is subject to the Fair Housing act of 1968 and its amendments. all electronic files submitted to Elegant Island Living Magazine or Elegant Island Real Estate, LLC. become property of the publication. © 2021 Elegant Island Living. all Rights Reserved.

For real estate advertising information: Todd Baker, Elegant Island Real Estate, LLC | 912/506-3625 | elegantislandre@gmail.com

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Mary Hunt Your home is more than a building or an address. It’s where you experience life, connection, and growth. That is why our agents find what they do so rewarding! Each month we are going to take you into the home of one of our agents. See what they love and value most about their homes and where they live. What makes a house a home is the feeling you have walking in. For me it’s homey, relaxing, and easy. I love my neighborhood, Palm Lake Estates. I find it charming and convenient. I always tell my clients neighborhoods are what they live in, they can change a home to fit their needs. I couldn’t see my family in another neighborhood, but this one. Not just for the people, but also for its location. Our home fits our lifestyle being very casual and open. One of my favorite places to spend my time is in my bathroom. When my husband, Brendan and I built our home 17 years ago we installed a 1950’s claw foot tub in our master bath. After a long day I love to relax and soak in my tub with a glass wine under my candle lit chandelier. Often times my husband will sit next to me as we discuss our day. We have raised two children here and the memories we have created in our home are priceless. I love to decorate using art pieces created by my oldest child who is currently studying at SCAD. I am amazed at how my child has such an imagination and eye when it comes to creating. Another one of my favorite pieces of décor is a painting by Gustav Klimt, “The Kiss”. Many years ago prior to our engagement, Brendan and I saw this painting in an art gallery. We both fell in love with it, but didn’t buy it. The following Christmas he hinted he was giving me something “wrapped in gold” I just knew he was going to propose! But to my surprise it was the painting instead. A few months later he came to his senses and proposed. The painting now hangs above our bed. To me, the painting symbolizes our love and everything we have created together since.

Mary Hunt is a native of the Golden Isles and is a founding Sales Associate at DeLoach Sotheby’s International Realty. She has over 20 years experience selling real estate in our community. Mary is straightforward and dedicated to achieving results for her clients.

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LET uS hELP yOu PLAn yOuR nExT VACATIOn Lilmar Properties is proud to offer visitors to St. Simons the highest quality and largest variety of vacation properties on the Island. We have been helping our guests make lasting vacation memories for over 15 years! Visit our website: LilmarVacations.com or contact us today to book your next vacation. Experience the Lilmar Difference! - Adam & Beth Witt - Owners, Lilmar Properties

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FEATURED VACATION RENTAL Welcome to Coastal Crush! Location, Location, Location... get ready to have everything from beaches to food at your doorstep. This freshly updated and newly furnished townhome is a coastal dream getaway and located one block from the beach access at the famous King & Prince Oceanfront Resort. Once guests walk in the door, they will immediately feel the relaxation of "island time" with the finest finishes. Coastal Crush is the beach escape you have been looking for! Contact us Today to book your reservation!

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roland daniel Broker, GRI, Life Member Circle of Excellence

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“Thank you for calling me for real estate here on St. Simons Island and all the Golden Isles. It's my pleasure to bring you significant properties, two of which are on this page. Your best bet in this market is to call a top producer with extensive market knowledge and one with a reputation for offering courteous, valuable service over a 40 + year period. Perhaps this will be your year to buy or sell here in The Most Golden of Georgia's Golden Isles! I look forward to your call! You'll be glad you did!”

2 Orange Grove Landing, St. Simons Island - $2,290,000

One of our most private residences with a deep water dock and outdoor kitchen! She's a wonderful 5 bedroom home + bunk room, holding breathtaking views from nearly every room. Shaded by majestic oaks and showing off dramatic sunsets almost on command, there's a home office, formal dining, sumptuous master, great room and lots of storage. You simply must see this rare island retreat.

219 Abbott Lane, St. Simons Island - $967,000

Spectacular low country home in a beautiful private setting! We love the dramatic finishes, vaulted ceilings, and wood and ceramic floors. The spacious master suite and a guest bedroom with an en-suite bath are on the main level, plus TWO guest bedrooms and a full bath upstairs. There is even a bonus room above the large flex room adjacent to the 2-car garage. The flex room could be a workshop, home gym, art studio, or office. The main level also features grand formal living and dining rooms and the chef's delight kitchen overlooks a great room with natural wood beamed and vaulted ceiling and a fireplace. Enjoy the peaceful yard from the large screened porch and the covered deck off the kitchen/great room. This is an ideal home for entertaining! There is plenty of parking in the large driveway and the .9 acre lot has lots of room for a pool. X-Zone location and no HOA. This beautiful mid-island gem is easy to see!




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selling the entire Golden Isles since 1967 5445 Frederica rd, st. simons Island

Inventory is running low in our area and prices are going up. Let us list your home this Spring to get it sold fast, and for top dollar! There are many benefits of using a Sea Palms agent to sell your home, such as top-notch advertising, professional Realtors® and Sea Palms Membership incentives for the buyer of your property. Call today to find out more!

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Thinking About Hiring a Property Manager? Real Escapes Properties Needs your Vacation Rental! For details, give us a call... we’d love to talk with you! Our Current Demand Exceeds Our Available Inventory. Call a name you can Trust. Years in the business have earned an established client base through a high percentage of repeat and referral business. All Properties are Professionally Managed with our Personal touch.


Magnolia cottage 3BR/3Ba completely Renovated!

1204 demere 5BR/3Ba ½ Mile to Beach, Private Pool

1608 ocean Road 4BR/2Ba 2 Blocks to Beach

Harbour oaks 101 3BR/2Ba gated with Pool access

ashantilly cottage 3BR/2Ba Pool coming soon!

Bella Vita - 4301 5th st. 4BR/3Ba Pool coming soon!


1067 college 4BR/4.5Ba 3 Blocks to Beach


325 Broadway 3BR/2Ba sold for $451,600



49 glynn oaks ln 4BR/3.5Ba Pool. sold for $750,000

406 Ocean Blvd. Saint Simons Island, GA | RealEscapesProperties.com

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Anna Johnson 912.258.3672

Betsy Polhill 912.269.1690

Bradley Randall 912.270.8556

Carla Jernigan 912.266.3111

Top Producing Agent

Christina Clarke 912.399.2267

Colleen Martin 912.297.8638

Cynthia Brown 662.694.9235

Ellen Cook 978.317.3609

Rachel Marascalco 770.316.2349

Top Selling Agent Joan Lewis 912.258.5841

Kelli Osteen 912.270.2505

Mary Jo Prater 912.223.2283

Judy Ballard 912.269.6364

Kelsi Brooks 832.279.7344

Nancy Mickelson 281.961.9056

Kay Love 912-230.3253

Ken Sausedo 912.223.1918

Marcia Beauchamp Irwin 678.361.8835

Margaret Maestas 912.250.6677

Pam Ruddy 912.222.7917

Phoebe Hoaster 912.270.5730

Cynthia Brown 662.694.9235

Top Listing Agent

Joan Lewis 912.258.5841

Rachel Marascalco 770.316.2349

Ruth Heyward Beall 912.269.5596

Sandra Branch 912.269.1129

Zaida Clay Harris 912.258.1089

912-634-9995 | SignaturePropertiesGroup.com | 600 Sea Island Rd. Ste 28, St. Simons Island, GA 31522

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2008 Sea Palms | St Simons 

760 Ocean Blvd. #304 | St. Simons

131 Biltmore | St. Simons

4BR, 4.5BA. Low Country Style Home. $599,000. Betsy 269-1690. Ken 223-1918.

2BR, 2BA. Villa. Unobstructed Ocean Views. $775,000. Joan Lewis. 912-258-5841.

4BR, 5BA. Completely remodeled. Island Club. $1,350,000. Phoebe Hoaster. 912-270-5730.



101 Augusta | St. Simons

323 Carnoustie | St. Simons

107 Demere Retreat Ln | St. Simons

3BR, 3.5BA. Exquisite Low Country Home. $1,099,000. Kelli Osteen. 912-270-2505.

4BR, 4BA. Single Level, Island Club. $1,195,000. Phoebe Hoaster. 912-270-5730.

4BR, 2.5BA. Contemporary home near Beaches. $799,000. Phoebe Hoaster. 912-270-5730.

212 Lakes Drive | Brunswick

220 Walmar Grove | St. Simons

Federica Yacht Club | St Simons

3BR, 3.5BA. Upgrades, pool, screened patio. $359,900. Ken Sausedo. 912-233-1918.

2BR, 2BA. Bright/Cheerful End Unit $249,900. Joan Lewis. 912-258-5841.

Gated Boat Slips $10,000 - $44,000. Joan Lewis 258-5841.



4319 Seventh Street | St. Simons

850 Mallery St P4 | St. Simons

10 Story Lane | Brunswick

3BR, 2.5BA. East Beach Home $870,000. Cynthia Brown. 662-694-9235.

1BR, 1BA. Condo near The Village. $188,000. Ken Sausedo. 912-223-1918.

3BR, 2BA. In a well established neighborhood. $169,900. Sandra 269-1129. Carla 266-3111.

912-634-9995 | SignaturePropertiesGroup.com | 600 Sea Island Rd. Ste 28, St. Simons Island, GA 31522

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Shannon Stafford 912.638.5843 Property Management & Rentals SignatureRentalSSI.com


1704 Bruce Drive | St. Simons

4211 Eleventh St | St. Simons

4213 Fifth Street | St. Simons

5BR, 5.5BA. SEAesta Beach House. Sleeps 16.

4BR, 4BA & 2.5HBA, Pool.

5BR, 3BA. Classic East Beach Cottage.

1460 Ocean Blvd 101 | St. Simons

St Simons Grand 318 | St. Simons

Ocean Walk Q8 | St. Simons

2BR, 1.5BA. Duplex.

4BR, 3BA. Top Floor.

2BR, 2BA. Second Floor Unit.

1440 Ocean Blvd 311 | St. Simons

850 Mallery St T2 | St. Simons

Beach Club 435 | St. Simons

2BR, 2BA. Direct Oceanfront.

1BR, 1BA. Ocean Walk. Upstairs unit.

2BR, 2BA. Partial Ocean View.

114 Floyd St. | St. Simons

Demere Landing 138 | St. Simons

502 Harbour Oaks | St. Simons

3BR, 2BA. Steps to pier/Village.

4BR, 3.5BA. Multi-level Condo.

3BR, 2BA. Sleeps 6.

912-634-9995 | SignaturePropertiesGroup.com | 600 Sea Island Rd. Ste 28, St. Simons Island, GA 31522

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760 oceaN blvd., uNIt 304 - SSI Fabulous ocean view! 2 BR/2 BA spacious 3rd level condo in well- constructed complex with pool and covered parking. Across the street from the beach and walking distance to Village. $775,000

Joan lewis 912.258.5841 Joanlewis65@gmail.com joanlewisrealestate.com

New lIStINg - 220 walmar grove, SSI 2nd floor condo with updates including newer cabinets and appliances, solid surface counters, hardwood floors and beadboard ceilings. 2 BR/2BA, screened porch. $249,900


FrederIca Yacht club - SSI Selection of boat slips priced from $10,000 -$44,000. All new 40’ docks with power and water. Call for details.

516 Palmetto - SSI Adorable 2BR, 2BA cottage with granite counters, SS appliances, plank flooring, trayed ceilings - only 2 years old and in perfect condition. Fenced yard with pet friendly astro-turf. No HOA! X flood zone. $259,500

912-634-9995 | SignaturePropertiesgroup.com | 600 Sea Island Rd. Ste 28, St. Simons Island, GA 31522

Zaida clay harris Office: 912.634.4311 Cell: 912.258.1089 ZaidaClayHarris@gmail.com


JuSt lISted! 115 linkside drive Renovated and Ready! This 2 bedroom, 2 bath patio home has all the conveniences of a condo but is a single family home! The open floor plan flows to the wrap around deck, great for entertaining! A one car garage, community pool & HOA does the yard! $335,000


JuSt lISted! 19 tabby Place lane This one level home is one year young! This home features 3 bedrooms, each with its own bath, hardwood floors throughout, open floor plan, fireplace and fenced in backyard. $425,000

912-634-9995 | SignaturePropertiesgroup.com | 600 Sea Island Rd. Ste 28, St. Simons Island, GA 31522

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Phoebe Hoaster 912-270-5730 PhoebeHoaster@gmail.com www.PhoebeHoaster.com Experienced. Knowledgeable. Trustworthy.

107 Demere Retreat lane | $799,000 - Built by local architect Robert Ussery as his personal residence, this soft contemporary home offers lots of light & brings nature in. It’s well built, fun and very cool home. Only a short distance to East Beach. Close to the beach and Maritime Museum, yet you don't have to deal with the beach traffic!. The home is in good condition and has a private backyard with room for a pool. Master on main w/sitting room and built-ins. The master bath offers double vanities, whirlpool bath, big shower, and 3 closets. 3BR,1BA upstairs. The kitchen has a cook’s desk and bookshelf w/ corner sink and windows overlooking wooded backyard. Main roof installed 2015. Big screened porch to enjoy the breezes! 2 car garage, finished downstairs playroom, patio and outdoor shower! $39,000 in rental history for 2020. Option available to purchase home furnished. 912-634-9995 | signaturepropertiesgroup.com | 600 Sea Island Rd. Ste 28, St. Simons Island, GA 31522



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gorgeous .80 Acre marsh front lot in the gated  stillwater neighborhood on North st. simons island.

gorgeous .98 Acre marsh front lot in the gated  stillwater neighborhood on North st. simons island.

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144 pOiNT lANE, KiNgs pOiNT • $1,200,000

219 WEsT COmmONs DRivE

This magnificent 2.13 acre lot has 270° views of the frederica Rive, ssi marina, marshes of glynn, and Jekyll island.

Beautiful lot in The Commons at frederica. Backs up to land owned by the National park service and is an X flood zone.

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208 Hampton Avenue | Rayea Pieschel 912.222.4402 | 3BR | 2BA This beautiful homes has been extremely well taken care of. Sitting on over .5 acre with lots of trees and plants make it a great setting. The home features a large open great room with one wall of windows kitchen and dining area. Formal dining and living area for more entertaining. 3 good sized bedrooms and 2 full baths. There is a very large screened in porch. The owners added a Standby Generators with 200 gallon tank, which lasts for 7-8 days. Pergola for extra parking in addition to extended parking area. Truly a great home! Association fees are now $125.00 annually. $385,000

505 Cumberland Harbour | Ann Harrell 912.222.4002 | 3BR | 3BA | 2HB Lovely low country, custom home in gated, prestigious Cumberland Harbour. The immaculate home has quality finishes throughout including hardwood floors, impressive moldings, a chef's kitchen with Wolf stainless appliances and spacious, screened porch. The floor plan has a master and guest room on the main level, dining, study, great room and an office with its own exterior entrance. Upstairs there is another BR with sitting area and a media room. Ample storage. Amenities in Cumberland Harbour include tennis, a large pool, fitness center and community day dock. $759,000







1387 Cherry Laurel Drive 3BR | 2.5BA |Deep Water Community Dock Susan Imhoff 912.222.5686 $345,000

2663 Seminole Trail 7BR | 5BA | 2HB | Riverfront Estate Maria Jennings 912.222.0185 $1,400,000

305 Yacht Club Lane 4BR | 6.5BA | Deeded Boat Slip Nadia Johnson 912.771.9500 $1,785,000

178 Hampton Point Drive 4BR | 4BA | 2HB | Exquisite Villa Dee Wright 912.230.6156 $1,950,000

294 North Harrington Road 4BR | 3.5BA | Custom Designed Amanda Duffey 912.222.3557 $525,000

318 West Fifty Fifth Street ( C 522 ) 9BR | 9BA | 2HB | Exceptional Home Catherine McCrary 843.860.8998 $5,900,000

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123 Wall Street | Micki Carter 912.617.3807 | 4BR | 3.5BA Community Pool! This move in ready home is located in desired West Point Plantation. Amenities include sidewalks, walking trails, stocked catch-and release lakes, a playground and new community pool and clubhouse overlooking a gorgeous lake. The spacious, open floor plan includes hwd flooring & crown molding in the living areas, great room with FP, large eat in kitchen with granite counters, SS appliances, walk in pantry, formal dining, and a large screened in back porch. Master BR/BA which includes double vanities, his and her walk in closets, whirlpool tub and sep. limestone shower. $619,000

9 King Ave | Nadia Johnson 912.771.9500 | 6BR | 3BA Gorgeous beach front property, with mesmerizing views, fabulous floorplan offering 5/6 bedrooms, plenty of outdoor space, great condition. Enjoy the privacy of a large heated and salt water pool, with a gorgeous fire pit feature on the pool wall, 3/4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms downstairs, living room with fireplace, dining, laundry-room, 2 other bedrooms, a second living area with fireplace and bathroom upstairs, top deck with 360 degrees views of the ocean and surrounding area. Water filtration system and softener, completely fenced in, public beach access at proximity. $1,695,000







667 North Golf Villas 1BR | 1BA | Ground Level Chandra Kendall 912.258.4233 $199,000

135 Wentle Circle, Shell Pointe 5BR | 3.5BA | Large, Spacious Kymerlee Music 912.230.6743 $284,900

135 Hampton Point Drive 1.01 Acre Lot with Septic Approval Frannie Hope 334.524.7908 $150,000

119 Jones Creek Drive 2.98 MarshFront Acres, Gated Scott Cochran 912.996.3611 $249,900

1440 Ocean Blvd #131, Beach Club 2BR | 2BA | OceanFront Condo Adair Allen 912.571.6399 $500,000

122 Biltmore, Island Club 6 BR | 4.5 BA | Gracious Home Ann Harrell 912.222.4002 $1,788,000

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susan Imhoff 912-222-5686 or 912-638-0406 Susan.Imhoff@SIR.com

North Breakers #500 - saINt sIMoNs IsLaND, Ga

This top-floor end unit affords unspoiled views of St. Simon's best beach and the Atlantic Ocean beyond. Extra windows add a beautiful tree-top panorama of St. Simons's signature live oak trees and natural greenery. Beautiful heart pine floors and custom built-ins conceal computers and equipment when not in use. Custom cabinets in the kitchen and baths. North Breakers is a quiet, oceanfront, gated community with only 52 units, featuring covered parking, plenty of guest parking, elevator, private storage unit, gated swimming pool with a large deck, hot tub, and direct beach access. $639,000

1387 Cherry LaureL DrIve - sheLLMaN BLuff, Ga

In a gated community with a beautiful deep water dock! This well-designed 3BR, 2.5BA home has two large patios overlooking a tidal creek in the backyard. The lower level has a spacious 2 car garage and unfinished living area with lots of space for storage. The kitchen has dark maple cabinets and granite countertops. Master bath has double vanities with granite, a separate walkin shower, and a whirlpool tub. Hardwood floor in the main living areas and both full baths have stone floors. Lots of unfinished room on the main level!!! You must see this space!!! $329,000

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Dee Wright 912-230-6156


178 haMptoN poINt DrIve, st sIMoNs IsLaND - Marshfront villa on large beautifully landscaped lot with 4 bedrooms, 4 full baths, 2 half baths, 3 fireplaces, tile floors, heart pine floors and wood ceilings. The gourmet kitchen has a large island and separate wine room, butler's pantry, Wolf cooktop and Sub-Zero refrigerator. There is a formal living room, circular dining room, family room, office plus 2 sitting rooms. Many custom features and imports from Italy, Turkey and Ecuador. Large open and covered patio porches and fabulous marsh views. $1,950,000

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Ann Conner Harrell Associate Broker

912.222.4002 Ann.Harrell@SothebysRealty.com

on the golf course - 122 Biltmore, St. Simons Island Club 6BR/4.5BA - $1,788,000

on the beach - 907 Beachview Drive, 3-4BR/4BA - $2,250,000

Inventories are low. If you are

considering selling,

I’d love to be of service. 505 Cumberland Harbour Blvd. St. Mary's, Georgia 3BR/3FBA/2HBA $759,000

130 Sunrise Dr., Sunrise Pointe St. Simons Island, Georgia 3BR/3F1HBA $549,000

Just sold or under contract 205 Wymberly Road, SSI 3100 Lawrence Road, SSI

100 Hampton Point Drive, SSI 1101 River Club, Sea Island

1006 Ocean Blvd., SSI 826 Parkway, SSI

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SOLD: 200 BLaSingame, St. SimOnS iSLanD | LaSt aSking Price: $999,000

Micki carter

AssociAte Broker

Providing superior service, Local knowledge and Powerful Negotiation skills for over 30 Years in the Golden isles 912.617.3807 | micki.carter@sir.com ©2021 DeLoach Sotheby’s International Realty. All rights reserved. DeLoach Sotheby’s International Realty fully supports the principles of the Fair Housing Act and the Equal Opportunity Act.

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ATTENTION HOME BUILDERS! PICKET LANDING SUBDIVISION - The property being offered is a block of 30 lots remaining in Picket Landing Subdivision. Three of the lots are located in Phase 1 and 27 lots are located in Phase 2. The lots may also be purchased individually (the prices range from $25,000 to $52,500). Many of the lots have great marsh views. Picket Landing is a well established neighborhood in a desirable central location in Brunswick off of Blythe Island Highway approximately 1/2 mile from US Highway 341. Call Don Wright for additional information at (912) 222-0133.

115, 117, & 121 LAUREL VIEW DRIVE Three nice building lots (#24, 25, 26) in the desirable Laurel View subdivision. These three lots are available for sale separately or can be purchased together. Water and sewer lines are available to the property. The lots are located in the "X" flood zone. Laurel View is an excellent mid-south island location close to shopping, restaurants, and the beach. Call Joy Wright for additional information at (912) 230-0134.

JOY WRIGHT 912-230-0134 joydonwright@gmail.com

11 CEDAR POINT ROAD This beautiful 11.14 acre (4.2 +/- upland acres) property offers great privacy and seclusion while being very conveniently located. Owner is told that two residential homes can be built on the property (subject, of course, to County approval). Property offers gorgeous views of the golden marsh all around. This rare homesite, though private and secluded, is very convenient to the islands, shopping, retail, and restaurants. Call Don Wright for additional information at (912) 222-0133.

912-638-4740 119 MaRIna DR ST. SIMOnS ISlanD, Ga 31522

Art & Annie Harper 912.222.2024 OR 912.222.4455 ajharper@gmail.com or annieharperssi@gmail.com 119 Marina Drive SSI, Georgia 31522







Island Sanctuary! Private entrance leads you across newly constructed bridge to enter a spectacular world of the salt marsh, moss draped oaks, and nature. 4.67 acre property w/ beautiful 3BR, 2BA home with stunning views, new HVAC, new paint and more! furnished! $699,000

Immaculate 4BR, 2BA home in a great mid-island location! Large open family area with high ceilings and fireplace! Fenced back yard, two car garage, screened porch, and much more! $397,000. Call Art!

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Christa Clark 912-638-4740 or 912-634-1333 119 Marina Dr St. SiMonS iSlanD, Ga 31522

Lake View Cottages New Construction Homes. Private Neighborhood. Surrounded by Live Oaks.

BC Construction (912)223-3004 clark5943@bellsouth.net

Yacht Club - 2 New Construction Homes Deep water lots with salt water pools and dock. 4,000 SF 4BR, 4BA, 1 Powder Bath. 4,500 SF 4BR, 4BA and 1 Powder Bath

Frederica Golf Club 1.94 acre golf course lot. Cleared and Ready to build.

BC Construction has building sites available in Lake View Cottages and Frederica Golf Club. Reliable, licensed and insured professionals can help you every step of the way.


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Dana Hill

Teri Moore

Karen Mumford









Nancy Phelan

www.GaCoastRealty.com 105 Main Street

4203 Ninth St - East Beach 4BR, 4BA, 2HBA beach home sits on over .5 acre of oceanfront land. The interior is a palate for your imagination. Soaring ceiling heights and a kitchen that is a work of art. Framed in steel exceed all hurricane standards. Oceanfront terraces and balconies overlook the pool and ocean. $2,975,000

Plantation Village

• 912 - 638 - 1144 St. Simons Island, GA

104 Westchester, Island Club This custom built home offers 4 large BRs with the master on the main level. Many features include a large bonus room, a chefs kitchen with a butlers pantry, a large FR with FP, a formal DR/LR, 3 car garage, custom millork and more. A great opportunity to live in the Island Club. $1,300,000

235 Medinah, Island Club Custom built 5BR, 5BA, 2HBA on approx 1 acre overlooking the Island Club Golf Course. 9+ foot ceilings, a 4 car garage (2 climate controlled), a gourmet kitchen, wet bar, two fireplaces, built-in speaker system, large heated pool and more. Don't miss this rare find in the Island Club. $1,295,000


4214 Eleventh St., East Beach Absolutely charming vintage beach cottage only 3 houses back from beach access, just a short walk to beach. The main house has 3BR and 3BA with the 4th BR and BA is a guest cottage behind the main house. $924,000

1042 Demere Road, St. Simons If you are looking for an island getaway, this is the perfect 2 story beach cottage! 3BR, 2.5BA with an open floorplan that includes a family room perfect for entertaining or relaxing after a day at the beach. $769,000

129 Shore Rush Drive Pandemic blues because you don't have enough room? Well, I have the solution for you! This beautiful home located in the much desired neighborhood of Sea Palms has room for everyone. Formal LR, DR, family room as well as bonus/flex space upstairs. Master on main level with 3 BR upstairs.$550,000

105 Shadow Wood Bend 4BR, 3BA in the desirable Brockinton Plantation. Tile in LR and BRs w/ real hardwood hickory floors. The main floor features a spacious master suite with vaulted ceilings, a walk-in closet, double vanity, jetted tub, & a tile shower. $475,000

1440 Ocean Blvd #132 Many upgrades in this 2 bedroom/2 bathroom condo that is conveniently located close to all the amenities in the complex. With tile floors, updated kitchen, new systems and recently painted, this condo is turn-key ready. $439,000

238 Peachtree Charming island cottage in the heart of St Simons Island. Open floor plan with hardwoods and master on main. Gorgeous pool and landscaped yard. 2BR upstairs w/ full bath. A very well appointed home for full time residence or vacation!

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Desireé Varnedoe

Emily Wages

Sarah Broyles

Freddy Stroud

Proper ty Manager

Rental Division

Rental Agent

Broker, CRS, GRI





www.GaCoastRealty.com 105 Main Street R T DE AC N R U NT CO

Plantation Village

• 912 - 638 - 1144 St. Simons Island, GA

Available Homesites Lot 12 Mission Drive - Tolomato Island - $79,000 103 Davison Lane - Hawkins Island - $397,500 Lot 19 Blue Heron Lookout - Darien, Tolomato Isl. - $75,000 Lot 7 Sanctuary Harbour Trail - Waverly, GA - $13,000

118 Hawkins Island Circle 3BR, 3.5BA Mediterranean style home on Hawkins Island. Many custom features, large master suite on main, chef’s kitchen, vaulted ceilings, FR with fireplace, hwd and tile floors, screened porch and swimming pool. $1,250,000

101,107,108 Talahi Island Lane - Riverside, Brunswick, GA - $160,000 Ware County Line Rd - 28 Acres - Nahunta, GA


East Beach - 7 Coast Cottage Coastal gem steps away from the best beach on the island. 4BR, 4.5BA. Sleeps 8.

The Grand 3 & 4 bedroom units available with spectacular views. Oversized pool & private boardwalk to East Beach.

King & Prince - St. Simons Island King and Prince ocean view villas. Call today to check availability!

East Beach - Twelfth St. Charming beach home within walking distance to the beach. 4BR, 5.5BA. Private Pool and Cabana. Sleeps 10.

East Beach - Sixteenth St. 5BR, 5.5BA. Breathtaking ocean views. Amazing outdoor kitchen and private pool. Sleeps 10.

St. Simons Island - Ocean Rd Amazing 5BR, 5.5BA family friendly marshfront home w/ private pool. Short walk to beach. Sleeps 14.

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Lot 18, Ocean Forest Located on the picturesque 6th fairway of the famed and private Ocean Forest Golf Course, this building site is exceptional. Contoured and well vegetated, the Live oaks and palmettos are beautifully set among rolls of ancient sand dunes in this maritime forest. Public sewer and water serve this site in its peaceful and secure setting. The Ocean Forest neighborhood has its own full time staffed gatehouse. You will know your neighbors: short term rentals are prohibited. The ambience of Ocean Forest is real. Come and see for yourself. $899,000

Lot 20, Golf Retreat North A magnificent half acre+ building site located on the #5 tee of Plantation Golf Course. Long views across the elevated greens of #6, the Seaside Course and the marsh. Underbrushed and easy to see. Live Oaks, Pines and Magnolia trees. Sea Island Club application rights are available on this property. A lovely home site in a convenient Island location, close to the village/pier. $895,000

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413 Pikes Bluff Dr, Frederica Nestled in the woods, backing up to 500 acres of protected land surrounding a wood stork rookery, this home was custom built using reclaimed wood, 80 year old brick and a palette of natural, earthy colors that match the bark of the surrounding forest. A sense of warmth pervades. The GR w/FP, open kitchen, breakfast room lead to a screened porch. The ground level also has the master BR, office, powder room, locker room, Ceasar’s room with shower, and a 3 car garage. Upstairs are 3BR with private baths, TV room, play nook, wildlife observatory bridge and a recreation room with half bath & wet bar. 2.21 acres in an exceptional setting. $1,795,000

Ocean Club North 184 Ocean Club Residences at Sea Island is a gated haven set worlds apart from the ordinary. Only 14 units and no renters. 4BR, 4.5BA oceanfront flat. 3,880 SF of custombuilt residence. Lutron system for lighting and music. Mahogany doors. Every social area has ocean views. Gourmet Viking kitchen features granite and stone. Family room with vaulted and beamed ceiling. 14' beamed pecky cypress ceiling in the LR equipped with a fireplace with limestone mantle and hearth. Oceanside covered porch with 180 degree views of the Atlantic Ocean, beach and sea oats laced sand dunes. 2-car garage plus climate controlled storage. Peaceful, quiet, solitude, exclusive, security, peace of mind. $5,950,000


Fueling the Light: The Oil House


hile the lighthouse tower is the shining star of what used to be the St. Simons Island Light Station, there is a small building on the property that, though easily missed, served an important purpose in safely keeping a light shining over St. Simons Sound. The Oil House, constructed of brick and measuring 10.5 feet by 12.5 feet, is painted white purposefully to blend in with the white lighthouse tower. In the late 19th century, petroleum-based kerosene became the standard fuel for the oil lamps that illuminated America’s lighthouses. The scientists of the U.S. Lighthouse Board were always searching for brighter, more efficient and economical lamp fuel. They began experimenting with petroleum products as early as 1855. Kerosene was first reported in use in 1877. Although kerosene was by far the most abundant and lowest cost option, its flammability greatly concerned the Lighthouse Board and its keepers. For this reason, it was at first only authorized for use in lighthouses with Third Order Fresnel lenses or smaller, of which the St. Simons Lighthouse is one. The massive First and Second Order lenses were considered too valuable to risk destruction. Since the fuel posed a severe fire hazard, the Lighthouse Board began suggesting the addition of well-ventilated, fire-proof oil houses to many

light stations. Previously, the fuel for lamps had been stored within the lighthouse towers or adjacent work rooms, such as the hallway that connected the St. Simons Keeper’s Dwelling to the tower. Dating from 1890, the St. Simons Oil House was among the first ones built. Not all stations were as fortunate, and it wasn’t until 1918 that almost all land-based stations had a separate oil house. Typically, within the oil houses there were wooden shelves that held hundreds of 5-gallon containers of kerosene. The light keeper was required to inspect the building daily for fuel leaks from storage cans. Additionally, the Lighthouse Board kept a close watch on how much kerosene a light station consumed to ensure that this valuable commodity was being used efficiently and only for approved purposes. The use of electricity within lighthouses eventually made oil houses obsolete. Often they were transformed into regular storage sheds. The St. Simons Oil House has served many purposes over the years, including a brief stint as a gift shop for the first Museum of Coastal History. Today, it stores hurricane supplies for the St. Simons Lighthouse Museum.

This month’s image from the Coastal Georgia Historical Society archives is a postcard, circa 1920, showing the Oil House to the left of the Lighthouse. Also shown is the Oil House as it appears today.

Coastal Georgia Historical Society presents this article and images from our archives as part of our mission to tell Coastal Georgia’s inspiring stories. The Society operates the iconic St. Simons Lighthouse Museum and the World War II Home Front Museum, housed in the Historic Coast Guard Station at East Beach. To learn more about the Society, its museums, diverse programs, and membership, please visit coastalgeorgiahistory.org. 130 E L E G A N T I S L A N D L I V I N G

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Your Fund, Your Interests YOUR LEGACY The Coastal Georgia Foundation is a launching point for strategic and sustained philanthropy; bringing together fundholders and our community. By matching an individual’s personal interests with the immediate needs of our community, the Foundation promotes unity and a holistic approach to community betterment.

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