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The Gift of Praise

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don’t think a day goes by that someone doesn’t come up to me and say something nice about Elegant Island Living. Getting positive feedback always gives us a feeling of pride and accomplishment. With all of the craziness and uncertainty of 2020, it feels like praise may be in short supply. So why not be one of the people who supplies it? Here are some great reasons to start spreading that praise around like it’s red and black confetti on GA/FL weekend:

 Everyone craves acknowledgement and appreciation. When you commend others, you satisfy that craving and build trust in the process.  You’ll instantly brighten another person’s

 Plenty of people you know deserve

day. You have the power to make someone

recognition. Employees. Vendors.

feel better about themself with just a few

Customers. Friends. Family. Even casual

words. That’s pretty awesome!

acquaintances. Maybe they went above and beyond on a task or traveled beyond that

 Genuine recognition rewards effort and

extra mile. Show your gratitude. Don’t say

accomplishment, reinforces positive

you’re too busy or that it’s too much trouble.

behaviors, builds self-esteem and

Don’t shrug it off as someone else’s job.

confidence, and boosts enthusiasm.

Empower with praise and a make positive

Consider it magic motivation!

difference in another person’s life today!

 Unexpected praise, like a gift given “ just because,” can be even more powerful and make a bigger impact. Leave a sticky note

On that note, thanks to our readers for being our biggest fans and champions. We think you’re the best!

for a coworker. Compliment that stranger in the store.  Giving praise will also make you feel better

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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.

A Courtyard Florist........................ 18 ACE Garden Center.......................10 Allie Harper.......................30 Ansley Coastal Real Estate................ 13 ArtTrends Gallery.......................88 Ayla Wilson.......................46 B&B Design & Consign..................11 Bailey Boys........................... 41 Barbara Jean’s Restaurant................76 Bill Duckworth Tire............................69 Boys & Girls Club of Southeast Georgia.....................85 20

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Bryan Dental Associates.................63

Cunningham Jewelers...................62

Bullington.................36

D&D Decorators...............86

Burnsides & Co...........................65

The Darkroom Photography............10

Canopy Trust........................... 15

Delaney’s Bistro & Bar...............11

Carew Rowell Real Estate................ 57

Diane Bailey Designs.....................68

Catch 228 Oyster Bar & Grill........................ 57

DiPreta Dermatology............ 75

Coastal Endodontics ............68

Duke’s Flooring.................... 14

Coastal Greenery...................84 Coastal Nights Lighting.....................40 The Collective.................54 The Corwon Family Fund............ 116

Edward Jones.........................30 Fancy Q................................ 51 Five Star Credit Union............87 Flanagan Development........... 57 Frederica Realty.......................... 2

Golden Isles Wellness....................38 Golden Key Relocation Concierge.................87 Hans Trupp Real Estate................83 Hospice of the Golden Isles.............47 Imber Medical.....................66 Indigo & Cotton...................52 Indigo Coastal Shanty.......................53 Island ACE Hardware..................87 Island Day Spa.....................68 Island Natural Market....................... 51 Island Painting.....................60 Jekyll Island Authority..................20


Joseph Jewelers..................... 5

Marsh’s Edge............................ 6

Residents Understood.............. 41

St. Simons Drug Co.................... 16

Keller Williams Luxury International............ 77

Millican Eye Center................52

Restoration Imports..................... 74

Strachan Carriage House........67

Ronne’s on Market Street........... 12

Sugar Marsh Cottage Specialty Confections............. 51

Sal’s Neighborhood Pizzeria.....................68

Tall Ship Lynx...........................52

Sea Island Properties................111

Tamary’s Fine Apparel and Accessories..............62

Krisp Solutions.................. 72 Land Design Associates.................52

Mixed Nuts........................... 81 Moore Stephens Tiller..........................87

Ben Lee/Sea Pine Landscaping............. 37

Overhead Door Company of Brunswick.................64

Legacy Charters....................38

Pet Exchange..................85

Lighthouse Financial Advisors....................47

Pierce & Parker Interiors.................... 18

Lily OB/GYN....................50 Little’s Custom Blinds & Shutters.....64 Low Country Walk Antiques & Accessories...........89

PillowGrace.............. 41 Plantation Dental Associates................. 57

Main Street Frame Shop ............. 51

Taylor House Interiors...................... 4

Shackelford.............. 21

Thrive at Frederica .................. 17

Signature Properties Group.......................... 9

Travelmation............79 Tibi Outlet........................78

SoGlo Gallery.......................62

Planters Exchange.................. 19 South Coast Bank.......................... 75

United Way of Coastal Georgia..................... 81

PrimeSouth Bank............................ 8

Southeast Georgia Health System........ 115

Whatley Pediatric Dentistry ..................82

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Southern Soul Barbeque.................. 19

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24 It’s the Small Things 58 Holiday Happenings

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82 Stronger Together

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70 Resort Style Redefined

90 Real Estate

76 How Do I Love Thee?

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Enjoy the little things in life, for on e day you ,ll look ba ck and realize they were the big things. -Robert Braul t

TA B L E S C A P E P H OTO S BY J O H N TOT H , THE DARKROOM PHOTOGRAPHY

Ready or not, the holiday season is upon us. We know things are going to be different, but don’t sweat the small stuff – embrace it! From small gatherings to shopping small, we’re here to show how thinking small can have a big impact.

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Small Ga therings

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e’re in the home stretch of 2020. While this year has certainly presented its challenges, it has also helped us to adjust our focus. We have gained greater appreciation for the little things that we may have taken for granted before. Time with family and friends is now a more precious commodity. We may not be able to gather in large groups for holiday celebrations, but we can find ways to make the most of small gatherings. Use the good china for “date night” and Sunday family dinner. Dress the table up with candles, flowers, or homemade centerpieces.

Use dinner as an occasion to get members of your household together to interact beyond just eating a meal together. Let one family member plan the evening’s menu and take the lead in cooking (with kids getting help from the adults, of course). The other family members can act as sous chefs, helping with prep or making their assigned dish or course, as the head “chef ” for the evening decides. This is a fun way to experiment with new recipes or to pass on family traditions.

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When it comes to gatherings that include people from other households, we’re still being cautioned to take extra care to keep everyone safe and healthy. It’s recommended that even small gatherings right now take place outdoors. So, this might be the year to deep fry that turkey in the backyard! Other steps to take to minimize risk are to set up separate tables for each family household who will dine together and have plenty of socially distanced seating available. And, as opposed to single household only gatherings, with multihousehold guests, you’ll want to use disposable dinnerware, including

that we so enjoy at gatherings of families and friends, it’s recommended that for safety each household brings its own food and drinks, not to be shared. If meat is served straight from the grill or a freshly carved turkey, one person from each household should get the portions to serve at their table. Single serve condiments or pre-measured portions should be used and serving utensils should be wiped down after each use or only handled by one individual.

flatware, paper napkins, and paper towels. Keep alcohol-based hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes readily available. And while it’s the potluck style dishes

tual dinner and sharing recipes with friends and family. Watching sports events, parades, and movies from home instead of attending where there might be crowds.

The following low risk activities are suggested for Thanksgiving: Having a small dinner with only people who live in your household. Preparing traditional family recipes for family and neighbors and delivering them in a way that doesn’t involve physical contact. Having a vir-


Give thanks every day! Fall garland, pumpkins, scarecrow, and turkey can be found at ACE Garden Center. The Happy Fall collection of glasses and wagon with pumpkin salt and pepper shakers are from St. Simons Drug Co. The metallic candleholders came from B&B Design & Consign, and the tray and serving pieces are at Taylor House Interiors.

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f you can’t be together for Thanksgiving with other family members or friends, you can certainly still share some face time via video calls. Another way to feel closer is to create a shared sensory experience. Curate a holiday playlist of music and make sure everyone listens to it that day. Have everyone make pumpkin bread from a shared recipe and eat it while you chat. Or, if you’re close, bake and drop off loaves to your loved ones. This recipe is a winner.

Easy Pumpkin Bread INGREDIENTS:

1 c. granulated sugar /2 c. light brown sugar

1

1-3/4 c. all-purpose flour 1 tsp. baking soda /4 tsp. salt

3

2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice /4 c. canned pumpkin puree

3

2 large eggs, beaten /2 c. vegetable or canola oil

1

/3 c. water

1

1 tsp. vanilla PREPARATION: Preheat oven to 350°, and spray a 9x5” loaf pan with cooking spray. In a large bowl, whisk together sugars, flour, baking soda, salt, and pumpkin pie spice. Make a hole in center of mixed ingredients and add all remaining ingredients: pumpkin, eggs, oil, water and vanilla. Stir together well, but don’t over-mix. Scrape batter into pan, and place in oven on center rack. Bake for 60 minutes, then test center of bread for doneness with a long toothpick. If toothpick comes out clean, the bread is done. If not, add another 5 minutes of baking time and test again. Make sure bread is fully done before you remove from oven or it will sink as it cools. Cool and enjoy! 28

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he glow of lit candles, whether you choose scented or unscented, adds ambiance to any holiday table. If you’re feeling crafty and have a bit of time on your hands, add an extra special touch by

making your own candles for your centerpiece or as a host gift. You can even personalize them with a custom label or tag. Experiment and create your own family signature scent. Candles make nice Christmas presents too!


DIY Candles MATERIALS NEEDED:

About a dozen small glass jars. (5 oz. glass Oui yogurt jars work well) 5 lb. bag of soy wax (yields roughly 20 - 24 candles) Pre-made wicks (available in most craft stores) Box of non-toxic crayons to color the wax Essential oils for scent Wooden clothespins to hold wicks while wax sets. Glass measuring cup with handle (Use only for candle making, due to difficulty in cleaning for other use) 3-quart saucepan (Use only for candle making, due to difficulty in cleaning for other use) Candy thermometer that goes up to at least 200 degrees. DIRECTIONS: 1. Prepare the jars. Center the wicks upright in the center of the jars using clothespins and then set them aside.

2. Pick out the color crayons you want to use (you can mix them) and cut small bits off of them to be used as coloring. A little bit goes a long way.

aid in melting. Continue adding wax little by little

will change change as it cools. Make the color

Typically, reds, oranges, and purples require less

until there is about 2 cups of melted wax inside.

more vibrant than you think it should be, as it

coloring than blues, greens and yellows.

Let the wax sit until the thermometer reaches 170°.

will be less vibrant once settled. Don’t worry if it seems to change color a little. It will sort itself out

3. Melt the wax using indirect heat. Improvise a

4. Add color. (This may take some trial & error.)

double boiler by filling the saucepan 2/3 full with

When the wax is at temperature, drop in crayon

water, then hooking the handle of the measuring

bits and stir until they are fully melted. The color

as the wax cools.

5. Add fragrance. (Another trial & error step.)

cup on the side of the pan. The cup should float,

To make scented candles, add about 10 drops

and the water should be about an inch lower than

of essential oil to the wax mixture. Oils vary in

the side of the pan. If at any time it looks like the

strength and you may require more or less oil. Err

water is going to boil over the edge of the pan, or

on the side of using less, because if you add too

get into the cup of of wax, remove some water.

much oil, the wax will not set properly.

Insert thermometer into the empty cup, and when it nears 170°, pour

6. Pour and wait. Pour the wax into the jars. If the

in some wax until the

wicks move off-center after you fill the jar, gently

cup is half full. Stir

reposition them. The wax will take 4 to 6 hours to

the wax to

fully set and harden.

7. Once the wax has hardened, wipe away any wax that got splashed around the outside of the glass jar. Trim the wicks to be about 1/2” long. Now they’re ready to light and enjoy.

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s we learned in elementary school, Thanksgiving is simply not complete without handmade headpieces. Make and customize these cute turkeys, or other creations, and show them off to

the rest of the family. If the lack of a backyard football game has your competitive drive itching, make it a contest and name winners in categories like most colorful, most unique, etc. Family vote decides.

Headpiece Craft for the Whole Family

(as shown on page 22)

MATERIALS NEEDED:

want in whatever colors you want.

and attach them in the middle of

Cardstock (various colors)

You could also use real feathers.

the backside of the turkey. (If your

Googly eyes

Cut brown cardstock into a turkey

paper is long enough, you may only

Scissors

body that looks like a small circle

need one piece.) Center your turkey

Twine

overlapping a larger circle. Glue

on the front of the head and bring

Hole punch

feathers on the turkey body and

the head pieces to the back. Cut if

Tape

attach some googly eyes. Then

too long. Hole punch the two pieces

Glue stick

hand cut legs/feet and a beak from

and secure with twine. Now you can

INSTRUCTIONS:

yellow cardstock and attach those

tie in a bow in the back to wear as a

Cut cardstock into feather shapes

to the body. To make it a headband,

headpiece. Tie around a jar or vase

using scissors. Make as many as you

cut two long strips of brown paper

to use as a table centerpiece.

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The table is set for fall with Spode Woodland china, a Vietri Rufolo charger, and Lady Diana stainless by Towle, all from Cunningham Jewelers. Wine goblet from Indigo & Cotton. Flower arrangement by A Courtyard Florist.

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f Thanksgiving is a small family affair with only the people living with you, that means you don’t have to spend all day in the kitchen making ALL the side dishes. Plan to make just a few traditional favorites like the dressing, the sweet potato soufflé, and the green bean casserole. You can even make them the day before. With early prep and side dishes done, you can relax and enjoy with the ones you love once you throw the turkey in the oven. If watching a virtual parade or football doesn’t interest you, we suggest a viewing of Planes, Trains, and Automobiles for a chuckle or two. For pre-holiday feast snacking, prepare a cheese and charcuterie board. Load it up with an assortment of cheeses, cured meats, olives, nuts, dried fruit, crackers or bread, and any other tasty tidbits that strike your fancy. This allows for grazing with no extra dishes and limits trips to the refrigerator. If you don’t have the time, or the inclination, to make your own, contact Golden Isles Olive

Golden Isles Olive Oil can boost your game day or Thanksgiving spread with custom made snack trays and charcuterie boards. Call ahead to order and impress your guests.

Oil and Donna can let you know what she has prepared or can make a custom board to suit your taste. If you have a platter or board that you’d like to use for your gathering, bring it to her and she’ll fill it with what you want and can customize for any occasion. Donna also

serves a variety of boards at Golden Isles Olive Oil, so feel free to stop by and order one while you enjoy a glass of wine and some live music on the patio. They are now offering breakfast boards with waffles, fruit, and other brunch favorites on the weekends.

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Game Day with the Small Fries

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ith seating restricted at the stadium and tailgating opportunities limited for this year’s match-up between Georgia and Florida, many people will probably be staying home to watch the game. We know it will still be a party, but now it might mean incorporating kids into the mix. Here are some ideas to keep things fun for the small fries while the adults are hunkering down for the big Dawg game.

Aubrey and Riley Kennedy gear up for the big game.

Make a snack station just for the kids. It can be as easy as bowls or buckets with single-serve bags of chips, pretzels, mini cartons of goldfish, packs of crackers, cookies, and other individually wrapped treats. Fill another bucket or cooler with ice and small bottles of water, juice, sports drinks, or cans of soda. Have coloring pages and other activities readily available. Bingo is always popular if the kids are older and want to watch the game to find things listed on the squares of game cards you create (a Bulldog helmet, a missed field goal, a yellow flag, etc.). Pinterest has lots of printables if you need ideas or don’t want to make your own. Turn the page for some other game ideas.

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the napkin holder, chilled dip holder, serving

The white platter with UGA helmet by Nora

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bowls and platters, tea towel, glasses, corkscrew

has interchangeable pieces and is available at

From game day apparel to all the tailgate party

set, and stuffed Hairy Dawg there. The small red

Indigo & Cotton. The bartender wine holder is

essentials, they’ve got you covered! You can find

casserole dish is from B&B Design and Consign.

from Cunningham Jewelers.

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Small strips of paper to fold and put in the balloons A large garbage bag to hold the inflated balloons

LEGO® Football To make the football: Take a sheet of paper

Prizes or treats to use in game

(construction paper works best) and cut a 2 ½ x

A whistle

6 inch strip. Fold a corner of the paper towards the opposite edge to form a right triangle. Flip

First, come up with some creative ideas for

the triangle over its top side. Continue folding

“scores” and “penalties” to write on the strips of

the paper until you’ve reached the top. Tuck

paper. A score paper might say: “Field Goal! You

the last triangle (it may not be a whole triangle)

Wrap full water bottles with paper and decorate

get a cookie!” or “First Down! You get another

into the “pocket” of the football. For true

them as Gators (you can have the kids do this

turn.” or “Touchdown! Pick a prize from the prize

authenticity, color the triangle and draw laces

Gator Bowl as a craft or draw them

box.” Penalty slips

yourself and tape to bottles

might be things

in advance). Line the

like “Personal

Build a football field goal on a platform using

Gators up on one side of

foul! You have to

LEGOS® bricks and a building platform. Players

a room either in a group

clean up all the

will “kick” field goals by flicking the football

of nine, like you would in

popped balloons.”

through the air and between the uprights with

bowling, or in a group of 11

or “Offsides! You

their fingers! For an extra challenge, use a page

to represent 11 players on

have to help wash/

of football field scrapbook paper with yard

a football team. Then tape

dry the dishes.”

lines and end zone marks to vary the distance

a line on the floor across

Before inflating the

of the “kicks.” It’s good to make extra paper

the room as the spot from

balloons, fold the

footballs, as they have a tendency to go astray

which the kids will bowl.

slips of paper and

of the field and find their way behind furniture.

About five feet away would

put one in each

A crowd of LEGO® mini-figures standing by as

be good for younger kids,

balloon,

a cheering

farther back if you have

alternating

section also

older kids or adults playing.

colors.

adds to the

Each player has four tries

Once the

fun. Who

on both sides to make it look like a football.

(representing each down), to knock down all the

balloons are inflated, place them all in a

wouldn’t

Gators by rolling a football at them.

large garbage bag. At random intervals

want Batman

throughout the football game/party, blow

Referee Balloon Pop

or Han

the whistle like a referee and dump the

Solo on the

(Prep this before the party!)

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a balloon, pop it and remove the note to

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During the pandemic,

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This rustic wood table at Taylor House Interiors looks like it was made to host a seafood feast in a little cottage by the beach. The crab boil pot, dishes, napkins, denim placemats, and decorative candle are all from St. Simons Drug Co. Decorative coral, glass floats, and buoy are also from Taylor House.

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eafood boils are a perfect example of small effort that yields great reward. A handful of simple ingredients are thrown into a big pot to cook and the result is a filling feast that’s always a favorite for coastal celebrations. Here in the Golden Isles, we use plenty of the sweet white Georgia shrimp pulled from these waters in our Low Country boil, along with smoked sausage, corn, and potatoes. Occasionally, crab is thrown into the mix. You’ll discover that it’s clams they boil in New England. Instead of the traditional

clambake where the mollusks are steamed over layers of seaweed, they throw the clams in a pot of water, a liberal pour of beer, the same basic ingredients we use here for our LCB, and plenty of Old Bay seasoning. Down the Chesapeake where the seasoning originated, it’s blue crabs that take center stage, and they’re usually steamed instead of boiled. In Maine, you’ll find lobster in the pot, while down in the Big Easy, it’s their smaller crawfish cousins boiled up with that spicy Cajun heat. The best seafood boils boast a combination of these ocean delicacies. You can find a few options on the menu at Spartina Grill in Darien.

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or a uniquely Georgia twist on the LCB, we’re digging into our our archives to share a recipe given to us by that now notorious nut man Mark Hanna and our friends at Southern Soul Barbeque.

Southern Soul Low Country Boil

3 lbs. 16-20 count head-on Wild Georgia shrimp

INGREDIENTS:

5 Georgia blue crabs, backed out, cleaned & halved

5 gal. water

PREPARATION:

1 stick salted butter

In a large stockpot over a high

4 lbs. red potatoes

flame, boil water with crab boil

10 ears sweet white corn, shucked, halved

seasoning, butter, lemons, onions, garlic, bay leaves, peppercorns,

2 sweet Vidalia onions, quartered

sea salt, peanuts, and beer for 15

6 garlic cloves, peeled

minutes. Add potatoes and boil

6 oz. Southern Soul Georgia Crab Boil seasoning 3 bay leaves 3 lemons, halved 1 oz. whole black peppercorns 1 oz. whole red peppercorns 1 oz. sea salt 16 oz. tallboy Miller High Life beer 1 lb. boiled peanuts (you can get ‘em from Mark at Southern Soul) 3 lbs. Southern Soul smoked pork sausage

for 15 minutes. Add corn and boil for 15 minutes. Add sausage and crab and boil for 10 minutes. Cut off heat source. Add shrimp to pot. Let Low Country boil sit for 5 minutes. Strain. Dump contents of pot on newspaper or in a suitable serving container. Serve with cocktail sauce, lemons, melted butter, extra crab boil seasoning, and Southern Soul “Hot Red” cayenne pepper sauce.

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Small Pla tes

hile seafood boils are a great way to feed a crowd, Georgia Sea Grill and Delaney’s Bar and Bistro are local restaurants that offer another way to experience fresh regional flavors on a smaller scale. Delaney’s has been serving a tapas menu at the bar for years. Georgia Sea Grill offers small plate options. Borrowing from Spanish

Georgia Sea Grill’s Beef Carpaccio

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cuisine’s tapas or Chinese dim sum, small plates are a way to showcase culinary creations that are innovative, beautifully presented, and made with high quality ingredients. The portions are similar to appetizer sizes and are often referred to as sharing plates. They’re ideal to nibble with drinks or to pass around a table and enjoy with friends. And the concept is quite popular

among diners. Small plate menus were ranked fourth in the top restaurant concepts category in the National Restaurant Association What’s Hot 2019 Culinary Forecast. The small plate trend allows diners to customize their dining experience by ordering based upon their level of hunger, their taste preferences, their desire to be adventurous, and any dietary limitations they might have. It also helps individuals who are trying to be health conscious or count calories to have smaller portions or mini versions of foods they love. If you’re hungry, you can always order a few plates to sample different flavors or simply have one as an appetizer before an entrée. Small plates can satisfy even the largest appetite. Make your next date a small plate sharing event. At Georgia Sea Grill, small plate dishes allow them to highlight their home-grown food sourcing from Potlikker Farm and Satilla Pond. GSG owner Zack Gowen decided the best way to assure that the freshest, healthiest seasonal flavors reach their diners’ tables was to grow their favorite ingredients here on their own sustainable farm. Potlikker Farm currently provides local produce for Executive Chef Tim Lensch to create GSG’s signature fresh flavors and they also sell seasonal offerings as a vendor at Halyard’s Farmer Fridays. Now with Satilla Pond, they’re combining the most modern aquaculture technology with Old World, sustainable farming traditions to provide locallygrown, organically-fed catfish to the Golden Isles. Whether it’s served or grown by GSG, you can rely on the same attention to detail and freshness that has made them a longstanding Golden Isles favorite. This same quality extends to their 3 Little Birds Catering endeavors, so for a truly memorable experience, work with Zack and Chef Tim on a small plates menu tailored to your own intimate gathering in the unparalleled setting of Village Creek Landing.


Georgia Sea Grill’s newest small plate: Blackened Satilla Ponds Catfish Tacos with corn tortillas, serrano cilantro slaw, rancho gordo black beans and lime pickled shallots.

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Small Gestures

Aesop said “Good things come in small packages,” and that’s certainly true when that small package holds a ring like the one seen in our photo. But not all small packages contain

noted, “The smallest act of kindness is

disconnected world. A t-shirt with that

extravagant jewelry. It’s important not to

worth more than the grandest intention.”

movie quote you always say, bubble bath

overlook small gifts and gestures that are

A handwritten note, a homemade

in a scent you love, your favorite cookies

big on sentiment instead of cents. It’s the

creation, a special photo, these things

fresh from the oven, these are gifts that

element of caring and personal attention

help us maintain a personal connection

say “I see you. I know you.” They mean the

that makes them valuable. As Oscar Wilde

in an increasingly digital and physically

world to those on the receiving end.

IF YOU NEED SOME HELP COMING UP WITH IDEAS, WE’VE GOT SOME TO SHARE:

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An expertly framed memory. A treasured family photo, a group picture of the sorority sisters, a favorite

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A calendar of family photos.

vacation memory, the family pet looking precious,

A great way to infuse each

a new shot of the kids when they’re not fighting

day with instant joy and

– frame it! Professional matting and framing can

gratitude is with pictures of

turn any memory into a timeless treasure. Go see

loved ones on a daily calendar.

Beverly at Main Street Frame Shop in Brunswick for

There are a number of online

top-notch workmanship and personal assistance

companies who can help make these or drop by The Darkroom

in choosing just the right frame.

Photography and see if they can assist you.

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Small box, big WOW! This gorgeous ring from Joseph Jewelers boasts a 21.5 carat aquamarine surrounded by 56 diamonds set in yellow gold. It certainly makes a statement! Also stunning is this Royal Crown Derby china in Midori Meadow and Ashbourne, Vietri Rufolo charger, with Towle Lady Diana silverware from Cunningham Jewelers. The Wedgewood Champagne flute is a fabulous find from B&B Design and Consign. Flower arrangement by A Courtyard Florist.

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A custom pet portrait. We all know how much people

bracelets, necklaces and earrings with a

culinary creations are always appreciated

variety of thoughtful designs, like the “Return”

by the recipient. You can always give a “gift

symbol that holds the wearer close until they

certificate” for a complimentary homemade

are reunited with the giver. They also have an

meal, with or without delivery service, to

anchor that’s fitting for those who keep you

be provided upon request as a unique

grounded and steady, and their classic St.

alternative to a restaurant gift card.

Simons design is ideal to give travelers as a reminder of home.

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in the Golden Isles love their four-legged companions. There are

several artists who specialize in capturing your pet in a drawing or painting. You can

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find them on social media or by internet search. A call to our local art associations

Engraved or

special touch and Southern girls

Need we say more? Grab a glass or jar from one of our local non profit thrift stores,

monogrammed gifts. Personalizing a gift adds a

Handpicked flowers.

like hello Goodbuy and add a little ribbon to spruce up your bouquet. No fancy vase is necessary.

do adore the monogram.

may land you a referral or two if you want to commission a local artist.

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A framed quote or song lyrics.

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Homemade treats. Whether savory or sweet, there’s nothing like homemade

If you have artistic talent or even just the willingness to try, a

Show that you’re listening by

treats. A batch of homemade

painting or drawing or gift of other

surprising him or her with the

cookies, fresh baked bread, canned jams,

personal creative expression is priceless. We

preserves, soups, and other delicious

treasure gifts that we know are unique and

words to their favorite song or

heartfelt, so don’t worry about perfection.

touch their heart with a meaningful quote.

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Art from the heart.

A gift with a special message.

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Similar to framing quotes, lyrics or poems, gifts

The gift of time. Offer your time to provide babysitting services, promise an

containing special messages show how much you

uninterrupted evening

care. PillowGrace offers

where phones are

pillowcases and other

locked away, or a

items with meaningful

weekend escape, even

scripture and can

if it’s a spent in a tent in

customize as well. Golden

the woods. To some of

Isles Bracelet Co. makes

us, that is heaven.

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Shop Small

he best way you can act “small” and make a big impact is by shopping small. The phrase “shop small” is most often associated with Small Business Saturday, an annual shopping occasion birthed by American Express that takes place between Black Friday and Cyber Monday on the calendar and encourages

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shoppers to support their local shops instead of big box stores and online retail giants. This national holiday, which was first celebrated in 2010, calls to attention the importance of shopping at the small businesses that serve as the backbone of the American economy and our local communities. The campaign has helped many shoppers to understand how


A centerpiece of a wicker lantern surrounded by flowers in glass bottles courtesy of A Courtyard Flowers sets the mood for a coastal evening date. Shell plates, tea towel, shell salt and pepper shakers, candle, glassware, placemats, and lantern available at St. Simons Drug Co. The shell-shaped chocolates are from Sugar Marsh Cottage Specialty Confections’ exclusive Richland Rum Single Estate Luxury Artisan Rum Crème BonBon Collection.

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valuable they are to mom and pop stores, local makers and other small business. Basically, it’s a big deal for small businesses. And when our small businesses do well, our communities do too. This year, Small Business Saturday falls on November 28, and local businesses need our support now more than ever. In fact, 62% of U.S. small businesses reported that they need to see consumer spending return to

pre-coronavirus levels by the end of 2020 in order to stay in business, according to the Small Business Recovery Research conducted by American Express. We encourage you to not only shop small on that day, but throughout the entire holiday season. In fact, we sincerely hope that it’s a part of your daily life in the Golden Isles, because we have so many wonderful small businesses here. These businesses are the livelihood and life blood of our friends and neighbors.

They are champs at coming through for our community by doing things like donating to our fundraisers and sponsoring our kids’ teams, and now we have a concrete way to support them in return. It’s time for us to show our appreciation to the retailers and restaurants who have taken extra steps and gone above and beyond to accommodate safe shopping and dining by implementing curbside service, delivery, personal and virtual shopping experiences.

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According to the Small Business Administration, last year, 88 million consumers “Shopped Small” on Saturday. 77% of consumers said Small Business Saturday inspires them to “Shop Small” through the year and not just for the holidays. In addition, 66% of consumers state the main reason they support small businesses is because of their contributions to

the community. Everyone can do their part by committing to making at least one purchase daily from a locally-owned small business retailer, whether its lunch or gifts to go under the Christmas tree. Check out any new stores you haven’t visited yet to see what treasures you might find. Share your shopping experiences with friends when you experience

A fun way to introduce new neighbors to the area or to send some love from the Golden Isles is with gifts of specialty or small batch products from local or regional makers. Gift baskets of Georgia grown and made gourmet goodies are usually a big hit. Some favorites to include: Georgia pecans, Southern Soul Barbeque sauces and spice blends, cheese straws or crackers, Wisham Jellies, a bag of Wake-Up coffee, Byrd’s cookies, chocolates from Sugar Marsh Cottage Specialty Confections, Sweet Grass Dairy cheeses, blueberry treats from The Blueberry Barn, jerky and meats from Horton’s and Hunter Cattle, Phickles pickles, etc. And those are just a start! Some of the best places to find a wide selection of these delicious

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Hudson Knight handing out gifts at the Restoration Imports Holiday Open House. See page 60 for more details.

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When you’re shopping small at local business, also remember that many of our local makers have online stores or the ability to purchase products through their websites. Purchasing gift cards and gift certificates from your favorite shops and restaurants are another way to show your support during the season. And think outside the box, literally; music lessons, paddleboard sessions, yoga classes, dolphin and kayak tours, and spa

treatments are all experiences with local businesses that you can gift. Also keep an eye out for holiday art and craft fairs and markets as well as special events and sales by local artists. No matter how much you spend or where, by shopping small, your actions, like a small stone thrown in the water, create ripples that have a big impact on our community.


Lastra Holiday dishes by Vietri and Towle Lady Diana silverware are available at Cunningham Jewelers. Gold reindeer, holly serving dish and spreader are from Indigo & Cotton. Tasteful Temptations provided our Christmas cookies and baked brie & prosciutto rolls finished with honey and pomegranate. Floral arrangement by A Courtyard Florist.

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THANK YOU

Elizabeth Zachry of Taylor House Interiors lends a hand in designing a gorgeous tablescape.

to Taylor House Interiors for providing us with a lovely setting in which to shoot our tablescapes. Beyond the gorgeous furniture for every room in the house, Gail Butler and her team offer design services and everything you could want to decorate your home, from lamps to luxurious throws. Stop by the showroom located at 3079 Frederica Road Tuesday through Saturday between 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. to see for yourself. Extra thanks to Elizabeth Zachry for helping to place pumpkins, scoot tables, and lending her designer’s eye. It’s been a while since we’ve worked with talented photographer John Toth, but it’s always our pleasure. Extra appreciation to Karen Eskesen from The Darkroom for sticking around to act as an impromptu photographer’s assistant. Our gratitude to Patty at A Courtyard Florist for creating floral arrangements to complement our settings. Call her at 912.634.9622 for all your seasonal centerpiece needs and holiday floral gift delivery. And last, but not least, thanks to Sara Mosley from Tasteful Temptations for making and styling the perfect holiday appetizer and those delightfully decorated and delicious Christmas cookies. If you would like them to help with your holiday entertaining, call 912.638.3640.

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and we know they have a tendency to sneak up fast. As always, the EIL crew has assembled a preview of upcoming events because holiday shopping opportunities and Christmas celebrations generally begin to pop up around the same time as that little timer on your Thanksgiving turkey. Because it’s 2020, some of our usual festivities may be presented differently or be on hold until next year, but there will still be plenty of opportunity to be merry and shake those jingle bells. Keep an eye on EIL’s social media accounts and website calendar for additional events that may be scheduled after we’ve gone to print. We hope to see you out celebrating the season!

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- O P E N H O U S E S & S A N TA V I S I T S With the Christmas season comes annual holiday open houses and Santa sightings at many of our local small businesses. Here are a few we know about:

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t Simons Drugs located in Longview Plaza has been a trusted island tradition for more than 61 years. When it comes to the holidays, they’re your go-to stop for gorgeous, unique Christmas gifts for everyone on your list. The Bryan family and their staff invite you to their annual Open Holiday House on Saturday, November 14 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. You’ll find everything from dining and entertaining items to gifts for babies and kids. With the wide variety of home accessories and fun women’s apparel, the hardest part about shopping will be making a decision! As an added bonus, they’ll wrap your gifts. Don’t forget to sign up for the door prizes for a chance to win something special too!

ing out gifts while Christmas music fills the air. There will be light bites and refreshments to nibble and nosh while you enjoy the beautiful holiday décor created by Mary Knight and her staff to delight your senses. Our friend Santa George is making a quick dash down to St. Simons from the North Pole to visit Bailey Boys on Saturday, November 28 from 11:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Call 912.638.7700

to find out more and to schedule your photo session with the big guy. Reservations are $25. While you are there, take some time to check out all the apparel. Those holiday outfits are too precious. Be sure to stop in the outlet store and grab a Bailey Boys bargain. Your kids can always grow into it for next year’s holiday season. Bailey Boys is located at 155 Skylane Rd. Join Mount Crumpit’s most notorious inhabitant and his friends at Golden Isles Olive Oil in Redfern Village on St. Simons Island for Breakfast with The Grinch from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 5. Santa will be there too! This buffet breakfast, including green eggs and ham, is being held in conjunction with the 4th Annual #EndTheStigma Toy Drive benefitting the children who are spending their holiday in the Southeast Georgia Health System hospital instead of at home. Holiday attire encouraged. Reservations required. $15 for adults and $10 for kids. Kids who bring an unwrapped toy for the toy drive eat free. Pre-purchase your tickets at goldenislesoliveoil.com. Drop off donations of unwrapped toys will be accepted. Saved by Grace SE Georgia is hosting a Christmas Open House at 186 Cornerstone Drive in Brunswick on Saturday, December 19 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. Take a tour of their new facility and learn about what this local non-profit organization does and services they provide. Light refreshments will be served.

Restoration Imports’ Annual Carte Blanche Christmas Party will be Saturday, December 12. Stop in 125 Gary L. Moore Ct. on St. Simons Island from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. for door prizes, giveaways, and special deals. Little Santa will be there hand-

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n Saturday, November 7 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the St. Francis Xavier Crafters’ Fall Bazaar in Brunswick, you’ll find unique crafts and specialty items, woodworking, knitting, and jewelry, as well as a bake sale, raffle, food, fun, and more. Activities are both indoors and out, wheelchair accessible. Social distancing guidelines will be observed. The 10th Moxie Craft Fest market will take place November 21 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in beautiful Historic Downtown Brunswick. Christmas shopping will be easy with a carefully curated selection of modern handmade and vintage makers from all over the Southeast. There will be food trucks and

local coffee to fuel you throughout the day. And to ensure the safety of the vendors and shoppers, vendors will be spread out indoors and outdoors at Old City Hall. Aisles will be widened and wearing masks will be required indoors. Bring the whole family and enjoy this unique event. Glynn Visual Arts will host its 11th annual Mistletoe Market at Postell Park in the Village on St. Simons Island from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. December 5-6. This fine art and gift market has become a mainstay of the Golden Isles’ holiday festivities. Accomplished artists and artisans will offer a wide array of quality artwork including two dimensional art, pottery, jewelry, sculpture, photography, wood-

The Craft Bazaar and Art Markets are a great opportunity to support local artisans while doing your holiday shopping! working, baskets, fabric and mixed media. This show combines fine art, fabulous gifts, great food, entertainment and family fun in a festive outdoor island holiday atmosphere. It is the perfect opportunity for residents and visitors alike to find that one-of-a-kind purchase or gift for the holiday season. When you buy something handmade, purchased directly from the artist, you are supporting small business and the local community. If you’re a dog lover, don’t miss the Holiday Hound Hike where precious pets dressed up in their holiday finery parade around Postell Park and the Pier. Pre-register online or register Saturday morning beginning at 10:30 a.m. Parade starts at 11:00 a.m. Registration is $10 per dog. For more details, see glynnvisualarts.org.

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- H O L I D AY FA V O R I T E S Merriment continues in December with these fun holiday traditions.

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roceeds from the December 5 CASA Jingle All the Way 5K & 1 Mile Run benefit CASA Glynn (also serving Camden County) and the network of CASA volunteers who support Southeast Georgia children in foster care. CASA volunteers advocate for abused and neglected children who are in foster care because they are unable to live safely at home. They make sure the children move quickly through the system and are placed in a safe, permanent home. For many children, CASA volunteers may be the only constant adult presence they have during this process. Participating in the Jingle All the Way Run is a way to support CASA’s work and allow them to help others have a happy holiday. Further details about the event are available at casaglynn.org.

was celebrated on a Southern rice plantation during the 1850s. Walk down the old carriage road and enjoy a special Christmas tour of an antebellum plantation house. There will be hot wassail, Civil War reenactors, Christmas carols and more. Programs will be hourly beginning at 10:00 a.m. and ending at 4:00 p.m., with no after hours events this year. Pre-registration is required, as space will be limited to less than 10 participants in the visitor center and plantation house and less than 50 in outdoors areas and social distancing protocols will be followed. To register, please call 912.264.7333.

The 40th Annual Christmas Tour of HofwylBroadfield Plantation will be Saturday, December 5 from 10:00 a.m. to,4:00 p.m. This magical experience will demonstrate how Christmas

Santa and his island elves, members of the St. Simons Island Civinettes and the Glynn County Volunteer Fire Department, are making preparations for his highly-anticipated

Christmas Eve journey around St. Simons Island on the antique red fire truck Engine 32. This beloved island tradition has continued for more than 70 years, with adults and children alike flocking to catch a glimpse of Santa on his lighted truck, along with his entourage of Mrs. Claus and merry helpers. Santa will not be able to personally visit with children this year, but be sure to come out with your loved ones to wave as he passes by and spreads holiday cheer. The EIL elves will be posting information via our social media accounts, Facebook and Instagram, about Santa’s route and estimated times of travel on Christmas Eve, so don’t forget to follow us.

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Jekyll Island’s magical holiday transformation into Holly Jolly Jekyll begins Friday, November 27 and ends on Sunday, January 3.

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ll events and activities have been reimagined this year to ensure the health and well-being of visitors, to incorporate appropriate social distancing and safety protocols so families can still enjoy the spirit of the season. Full details for all events can be found at jekyllisland.com/holiday. A good way to begin is by taking in the merry sight of over half a million lights and some of the island’s best holiday displays from the comfort of your own vehicle by following the self-guided light tour map. Please follow traffic patterns and signs, remain in your vehicles while grabbing photographs of your favorite twinkling lights for your safety. If you’d rather sit back and relax on Jekyll’s jolliest trolley, hop on board a Holly Jolly Light Tour and view the lights from Beach Village to the Historic District on select nights. Trolley riders will enjoy festive holiday beverages, music and a one-of-a-kind tour souvenir. Don’t miss the holiday decorations at Jekyll Island Mini Golf ’s Peppermint

Land! You can play one or both of the 18-hole courses while surrounded by giant gum drops, peppermint sticks, gingerbread men and more. It will be open in the evenings, so you can play into the night under all of the lights! As always, free community events are the highlight of the season. On December 5, watch as Santa and friends make their way around the island in a variety of vehicles dressed in their holiday-best in the Holly Jolly Jekyll Parade! View the parade from special island-wide spectator viewing spots or sign-up to join in the fun. Participant prizes will be awarded in various categories by Santa’s helpers! Bring the family out to watch the night sky light up with free fireworks shows in celebration of the season on December 6 & 20. Kids can sit in the driver’s seat and explore several emergency vehicles (sirens will be silenced) and chat with emergency personnel from Jekyll Island Fire/EMS and Georgia State Patrol at the Holiday Big Truck Roundup on

December 12. Santa will make an appearance too! Then the big guy in the red suit will be taking a fire engine ride around Beach Village with his friends later that evening (December 12) and again on December 19, before free Drive-In Movie screenings of the original Rankin/Bass version of Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer. Restaurants will offer take-out dinner specials and you can pick up a free holiday mask souvenir with purchase at the retail shops. Then, park your vehicle and tune in to Jekyll’s private radio channel to watch this movie classic on the big screen. There are several other opportunities for families to bring their letters and wish lists and enjoy some time with Jolly Ol’ St. Nick at the Jekyll Island Convention Center. On November 28, December 12, 19 & 23, you can enjoy Breakfast with Santa, with a family-friendly breakfast of pancakes, eggs and bacon, plus hot chocolate with marshmallows from the hot chocolate bar (an elf favorite)! On November 29, December 6 & 20, there’s Cookie Decorating with Santa, where kids can express their creativity on cookies (each family receives 6) with all the icing and candies needed to make holiday magic. See the Jekyll Island website for details and reservations.

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Coppley offers as many as 400 fabric options, and with Landis’ expert custom fittings and advice, the result is an impeccably tailored garment that reflects current fashion, individual taste, and personal needs. them to add carefully curated women’s apparel, fashion jewelry and select paintings from local artists to their eclectic mix. Their clientele enthusiastically followed them there, and along with the store, the number of customers grew as well. In fact, when Anne began to think about retiring, the store’s strong following was a key element in the decision by new owners, Robert and Delaine Haulbrook, to take up the store’s mantle, pledging to continue its reputation while adapting it to their own comparable style. Over the years, the Haulbrooks have enjoyed traveling to and living in wide-flung areas around the globe, wherever Robert’s career in the telecommunications industry took them. Delaine grew up north of St. Simons Island and her family had often vacationed here, so it was a goal of theirs to eventually retire on the island. After a number of international moves, and with their daughter Ansley reaching school age, they decided to make St. Simons their home in the U.S. Fast forward 15 years, and Robert began casting around for interesting businesses that he could tend to and grow. As it so often happens

here, Planters Exchange and Anne’s thoughts on retiring came up in casual conversations. Talks grew between the Haulbrooks and Anne, and her strong following with locals, part-time residents, and tourists, along with her clear direction of Planters Exchange, was a determining factor in Robert’s brave decision to enter the world of women’s fashion. As his interest in purchasing the store grew, he kept hearing women comment that Planters Exchange was their favorite store. Many further confided in him that not only was it their favorite store on the island, it was their favorite store on the entire East Coast! As any new owner might, Robert wanted to broaden the merchandise mix to appeal to and attract a wider audience. Fashion was relaxing into more deconstructed and casual profiles, but his customers were invested in looking well put together, and it was essential for them to continue to look stylishly relevant. They sought clothing that was classic but with a twist, designed using beautiful fabrics, texture and thoughtful details, which they found at Planters Exchange.

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store were invaluable in steering every detail through the transition period. Together with Robert, they worked as a team to add new apparel lines and sought an opportunity to expand with a larger store format with an entirely new look. Early this year, that opportunity presented itself, and Planters Exchange relocated to where NANCY had been on Market Street, giving Robert the space to open a men’s clothing department. Again, Robert and his staff listened carefully to customers’ suggestions for the new men’s collection, and were surprised that of the first three men asked, all requested a good selection of sport coats and a made-tomeasure service for coats, suits and tuxedos. As the demand for dress clothes reached a large enough level to support the new store, Robert reached out to Mark Landis, who’d previously owned a well-respected local men’s clothing store, and now currently represents the Coppley apparel line, which is available at Planters Exchange. Coppley offers as many as 400 fabric options, and with Landis’ expert custom fittings and advice, the result is an impeccably tailored garment that reflects current fashion, individual taste, and personal needs. The men’s collection offers a wide range of dress shirts, ties, belts and shoes with the majority of the clothing being more casual, selected for the

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finer resort lifestyle. It also includes shirts, pants and shorts for both golf and fishing. Planters Exchange’s brands offer rapid replenishment, allowing the store access to a brand’s entire range of available colors, fabrics and sizes. This depth of inventory accessibility for the store helps resolve the frustrations of shopping online where a purchaser can’t touch the fabric or know if it fits correctly. For example, with men’s pants, a customer has 16 options from which to choose. Once the style and fit are selected, there are 100 different fabric and color options available, all of which combine for a true custom pant that can be delivered within a few days. Future plans include custom made-to-measure shirts for both men and women. This service will ensure Planters Exchange’s customers have not only a perfect fit and style, but combined with the fabric selections, allows them to have truly individualized fashion that they had a part in creating for themselves. These changes in retailing were quickly adopted by Planters Exchange and have created a vibrant shopping experience for their customers. Their expanded apparel selections for women, and

now for men, are more closely matched to what their customers are currently wearing and want for their wardrobes. For this year and beyond, this means a more casual and comfortable, yet still sleek and stylish, selection of apparel. The store is also benefiting from a change in how people shop. After months of mindless online shopping from often anonymous sites, or dashing in and out of large national chains, people are seeking a small boutique experience with professional, personalized levels of service offering suggestions, insights and assessments of what it takes to create an individualized fashion statement for their customers. Much like how Planters Exchange began almost 20 years ago, it’s still a favorite destination that continues to offer shopping inspiration that’s sought by the discerning buyer. Discover beautiful clothes perfect for the resort lifestyle for both women and men at Planters Exchange’s new location at 26 Market Street. Open Monday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., 912.638.9888. You can also shop online at PlantersExchange.com and follow them on Facebook at Planters Exchange and Instagram @plantersexchange.


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How Do I Love Thee? Let Me Count the Ways.

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hen tasked with presenting my debut column for the magazine, I considered many topics that I hope to share in future months. But for today, I felt a need to establish my kinship with you. I am a proud American, born Southern by the Grace of God; yet despite having visited the Golden Isles for well over forty years now, I realize that I am still a relative newcomer. When I consider all that is St. Simons Island, I realize that there is much to love, so I set about listing here some top reasons with which you may identify:

Top Five Reasons I Love This Place 5. Horseshoe crabs. And alligators. And us. The horseshoe crab is a direct throwback to the time when living creatures first appeared on this planet. Mostly unchanged changed in 300 million years, they are not crabs at all, but closely related to spiders. About 150 million years ago, alligators appeared, looking like Jurassic flotillas. Homo Sapiens arrived a mere 200,000 or so years back. Seeing all of these species here today sort of puts things into proper perspective when I consider my relative importance in the grand scheme of things.

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4. Hurricanes (and the weather in general). The weather pattern on St. Simons Island is as much controlled by the winds from Tallahassee as it is by the ocean breezes. Simply ideal much of the year, it provides a pleasant contrast to the asphalt jungle of metro Atlanta and calms the soul. I especially love the threat of the hurricane, when the Almighty clears his throat, and we all run for cover. More often than not, the storm turns slightly and heads straight for Nags Head. 3. Nice people. When all is said and done, we remember the people who enter our lives, and this island is chock full of really nice people. Many are retired military with an ingrained sense of right and wrong. Many are from other parts of the U.S., bringing an almost cosmopolitan flair to the mix. And perhaps, most importantly, many are members of The Greatest Generation, those born after WWI and before WWII. It’s been said that the hardships of life form our true character. Making the acquaintance of those who endured such hardships are another reason it’s a pleasure to visit the island. 2. The F. J. Torras Causeway One might think it strange that I’m including a paved road in the top reasons I love my adopt-

ed home. But every time I drive the roadway that connects US 17 to Kings Way, I am always reminded of lyrics from the Drifters classic hit, “Up On The Roof.” When I get to the first of the three bridges, anticipation kicks in and, literally, “all my cares just drift right into space.” I don’t know who wrote the words to that song, but they must have visited St. Simons. And finally … The main reason I think everyone wants to be on our beloved island is the fact that it is conveniently parked in the Atlantic Ocean, where solid land and sandy beach give way to the strange and wonderful saltwater world of dolphins and myriad creatures that navigate beneath its waves. Not unlike the horseshoe crab, our brains are hard-wired to be attracted to the primordial soup from which we emerged relatively few years ago. In future columns, I hope to explore a variety of other interesting topics. For today, it’s enough that I say “I love St. Simons Island.”

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isit the gallery at Glynn Visual Arts, located at 106 Island Drive on St. Simons Island to see exquisite paintings by local artist Ella Cart and the delightful and popular pottery of Walter Hobbs. Their show, “Portfolio” runs through November 7th. The gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Covid-19 safety protocols are in place. For information about upcoming exhibits in the gallery, follow Glynn Visual Arts’ social media accounts and visit glynnvisualarts.org. At ArtTrends Gallery, 3305 Frederica Road, St. Simons Island, the “Open Doors” group exhibition continues through November 14th. Current gallery hours are Thursday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and by appointment. For information

about upcoming exhibits and to see recent works by the gallery’s artists, follow ArtTrends on their social media accounts or visit arttrends.gallery. Golden Isles Arts & Humanities hosts “Mythologies,” a series of powerful work by artist Cullen Peck in the Millie Wilcox Gallery located in the Ritz Theatre in Downtown Brunswick through November 20th. Cullen Peck is an Atlanta-born contemporary figurative artist. While minoring in studio art at NYU, she began taking her craft seriously and moved to Florence, Italy. There she studied with modern Renaissance master Alan Pascuzzi before moving on to study painting at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Firenze. While her work has moved away from traditional techniques, it is still deeply influenced by Italian Renaissance proportions and iconographies. Having recently returned to the U.S. from Tuscany, Cullen is now exploring more conceptual and personal work. Mythologies, is reflective of her origins as an artist working in Florence. Hours for The Wilcox Gallery are Tuesday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. For more information about the exhibit or to find details about upcoming events, please call 912.262.6934 or visit goldenislesarts.org. Paintings and Drawings by artist Jim Jones will be on display

at the SoGlo Gallery located at 1413 Newcastle Street in Historic Downtown Brunswick from November 6 through December 31st. Artist Jim Jones creates paintings often characterized by shadow and light. He captures clouds, haunting marshscapes, and gnarled trees shrouded in Spanish moss with shadows pierced by bolts of sunlight. Treasured coastal visions such as these, or beaches just before or after a storm are common subjects, reflecting Jones’ lifelong absorption with the secrets of nature. Stop in to see Jim’s work during gallery hours Wednesday through Friday, 11:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Saturday 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. or by appointment (912.230.1042). Some of Jim’s catalog can also been seen and purchased through the website at soglogallery.com. At Goodyear Cottage in Jekyll Island’s Historic District, the Jekyll Island Art Association is currently hosting an exhibit featuring the photography of Ame Ivanov and the fashion and accessory design of Dilys and Rob Jagger. The exhibit will be on display through November 22nd. Opening November 27th and running through December 28th, the Merry Artists Market will feature handmade, one-of-a-kind items priced from $5 to $250. Local artists will also be demonstrating their talents throughout this event. For additional details about JIAA exhibits and events, visit jekyllartists.com.

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Holiday Hosting

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he most wonderful time of the year is almost here, which means holiday traditions and family gatherings are right around the corner too. As you get ready to plan your party, make sure you include insurance on your guest list. I think we can all agree that one of the most exciting things about the holidays is having your family and friends all under the same roof. But you’ll want to make sure you understand your insurance policy should the unexpected happen. What happens if Grandpa slips and falls or cousin Johnny throws a baseball through the window? At Morris & Templeton Insurance, we strive to give you peace of mind to enjoy your company to the fullest during the holidays. There are a few different scenarios to consider: What happens if a guest damages your valuables? Or if they cause harm to your home itself? What are you responsible for if an accident happens and a guest gets injured? Let’s start with the last situation. If something goes wrong at your party and a guest gets hurt on your property, it’s important to have liability coverage, because you are held liable for their injuries. In most cases, your insurance will help cover acci-

dents resulting from alcohol, a guest slipping or falling on your property, or someone getting sick from the food served. The more people you have in your home, the more potential liability. However, if a guest damages your property then they, not you, are held liable to fix the damage. Hopefully your guest will realize they are at fault and offer to cover the damages without making things unpleasant. But, worst case scenario, your homeowners insurance policy may cover things such as fire or smoke damage, vandalism, theft of items in your home, and broken windows. Creating a home inventory before entertaining a house full of guests is a good idea. It’s also important to remember that not all items in your home are covered, as many may be more valuable than what’s covered under your policy. That’s where a personal articles policy comes in and can help make sure you’re fully protected. But each policy is different, so make sure you review

the details of yours before hosting. Some policies only cover the house or structure, and not the items inside your home. Now the most important question arises: When do I use my policy? The best thing to do is call your agent before filing a claim. The answer can be complicated. If you use your homeowners’ policy to cover small damages, you may end up costing yourself in the long run. Your premiums can be affected

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n August 31, 2020, as a result of two years of work and discussions between two organizations committed to nonprofit hospice care, Hospice of the Golden Isles (HGI) became the first affiliate and one of the founding members of Alivia Care of Georgia. The Reverend Tom Purdy, President of the Board of Directors said, “Under the Alivia Care of Georgia umbrella, high-quality community-based not-for-profit hospice agencies throughout the state will be ‘Stronger Together, Stronger Than Ever.’” HGI will continue to operate and offer services to its local community as before, including operating its hospice houses on Glynco Parkway, but will also have the additional support of Alivia Care of Georgia and its resources. Susan Ponder-Stansel, a leader and advocate for nonprofit hospice care for over 35 years, and President and CEO of Alivia Care, Inc., heads Alivia Care of Georgia. “When I became involved in hospice in 1985, there were only a handful of for-profit hospices in the U.S. Now,

over 76% of hospices are for-profit and see hospice as solely a business opportunity instead of a mission-driven service committed to serving the community. The business practices of these for-profit hospices pose a real and substantial threat to nonprofit hospices that serve all who need care, including patients whose care is costly or who have no insurance. We founded Alivia Care of Georgia to create an organization where high-quality nonprofit hospices could join forces to share resources and work together to be able to compete with their forprofit counterparts.” Purdy joined Alivia Care of Georgia as one of the founding members of their Board of Directors. As a longstanding board member and current President of the HGI Board of Directors, his experience no doubt be beneficial to them. “Locally-focused communitybased hospices make a substantial contribution to the quality of life for the communities they serve,” says Ponder-Stansel. “Preserving and strengthening organizations driven by a common mission and commitment is the most important work we can do now. We look forward to developing our network of likeminded providers with the support of our first affiliate, Hospice of the Golden Isles.”

Stronger together means supporting, not changing, the mission of a successful quality-driven community treasure. The mission of HGI, your hometown hospice since 1980, remains to provide ‘The Best Care When It Matters Most,’ regardless of a patient’s ability to pay. For the last nine years, HGI has earned the Hospice Honors national designation and received premier designation status as “Elite” for four of those nine years, placing them in the top 2% of hospices nationwide for their commitment to quality. “I have always been proud to work with HGI, never more so than now. Our mission and our quality of care set us apart,” says Purdy. We really do offer an elite level of care for our patients and families when compared with our peers across the nation. We are so pleased to have found a partner in Alivia Care of Georgia who shares our commitment to the original hospice care mission that does not put profits ahead of patients. We’re also pleased that we are not only helping ourselves through this affiliation, but helping form a network that will benefit other Georgia nonprofit hospices as well.” For more information about HGI, call 912.265.4735 or visit Hospice.me.

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MEET THE AUTHORS In order to follow social distancing guidelines, the Museum Store will not be able to host their traditional Holiday Open House this year. In lieu of the Open House, they are excited to host a book signing event on Saturday, November 21 from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the A.W. Jones Heritage Center Event Hall. Local authors including Jody Butler, Stephen Doster and Ben Galland, Larry Hobbs, Pamela Bauer Mueller, Amy Roberts and Patrick Holladay, and Buddy Sullivan will be on hand to answer your questions and personalize their books. Since space is limited, registration is required by visiting coastalgeorgiahistory.org

INAUGURAL OYSTER ROAST SUPPORTING VETERANS Join the SSG Dustin M. Wright Foundation in supporting area veterans needing assistance at their 1st Annual Oyster Roast & Benefit on Saturday, December 5. The oyster roast will take place at 1216 Palmetto Ave. in Brunswick from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. The evening will be filled with oysters, beer, raffles, silent auction, and other fun. Proceeds from the event will support veterans and their families during transition from homelessness to being productive partners in their communities. You’ll have the opportunity to meet some of the veterans your donations assist. Tickets are $35/per person and can be purchased at ssgdustinmichaelwrightfoundation.org.

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HELP BUILD RUTH’S HOME Faithful Love, a faith-based nonprofit organization founded in 2017 to support adult survivors of sex trafficking in Glynn and surrounding counties, is responding to the need for a crisis residential safe home and beginning its property search. Ruth’s Home will be the only 30-day crisis residential safe home for adult sex trafficking survivors in the region. The fundamental goal of Ruth’s Home is to help place women in a long-term program specifically geared towards trauma-informed care and recovery. During the 30-day stay at Ruth’s Home, the women will have a safe environment where they can heal, reflect, and receive counseling before moving on to a long-term and transitional living program. Faithful Love is partnering with anti-sex trafficking ministries Out of Darkness and House of Cherith in Atlanta for the long-term steps. Donations are sought from the community to fund Ruth’s House and help end human trafficking. faithfullove.net


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SEA PALMS DINING REINVENTED Come dine at the newly reimagined Sago at Sea Palms. The creative menu offers something for everyone, including coastal and backyard favorites, fresh and local seafood, hand-cut steaks, and more, prepared by new Chief Culinary Officer Johnny Carino and his award-winning culinary team. Sit poolside on the outdoor patio or inside the dining room for lunch, dinner, and cocktails. With a newly modernized and refreshed dining room, the addition of the new menu, and a new culinary team, they are excited for you to visit and try all of the new and good things happening at Sea Palms. 515 N Windward Dr., 912.434.5340. dineatsago.com

THE COLLECTIVE NOW OPEN IN REDFERN VILLAGE The Collective: A Barber & Salon Company has opened on St. Simons Island and offers services for men, women and children with all hair care and styling needs. Owners Bryan and Stacy McLarty aim to provide consistency and excellence with both your hair experience and the finished product. Their original salon in Carrollton, GA has provided 16 years of customer service fueling the ultimate experience to its clientele. Founded on professionalism and attention to detail, the island location will offer the same. Rest assured you are in the best of hands. The Collective features a full retail store including R+Co salon products, and a variety of gift and personal items including men’s colognes, hand creams, styling and beard products. They also have hand-poured candles, hand and foot balms, bath bombs, styling accessories and much more. 257 Redfern Village, 770.361.1917. thecollectivessi.com

LEAVE TRAVEL PLANNING STRESS BEHIND Heather Honaker, a travel agent with Travelmation, has just moved to St. Simons Island and is ready to plan your next vacation. Whether you’re dreaming of a honeymoon at an all-inclusive resort, a family vacation to Walt Disney World or Universal Studios, a cruise with the grandparents, or just a short weekend getaway, she can help. Heather provides free personalized planning and concierge services, taking the stress of researching destinations off your shoulders, so you can just sit back and relax. If you are concerned about Covid travel restrictions and policies, she can keep you updated on those as well. You can reach Heather at 440.935.5447 or heatherhonaker@travelmation.net.

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MOVING ON UP J. Kris & Co. Salon is settled in its new location at 86 Retreat Village. Owner J. Kristin Hoffman is a Master Cosmetologist, New York Certified Redken Color Specialist, and an American Board Certified Haircolorist. Being ranked #1943 out of 2.6 million hairdressers in the country is an accomplishment of which she is very proud. It took an extensive amount

of hours and dedication to achieve Board Certification. Kristin is passionate about her career, learning new techniques and giving back to others through teaching eager young people her trade. You can expect the highest quality from the well-educated staff. J. Kris & Co. Salon is dedicated to the needs of its clients and can transform your style; just try a new color! Kristin and her staff want to thank everyone for their support and warm wishes for every success in their new location. 912.268.2780.

SPARTINA GRILL BECKONS Darien’s newest waterfront restaurant, Spartina Grill, is just 25 minutes from St. Simons Island and is now open for lunch and dinner. Located downtown on the Darien River, spectacular views and gentle breezes accompany Southern Coastal Cuisine, crafted cocktails and local brews. Executive Chef Conrad Scales has created unique Southern Coastal Infusions working with local fishermen, farmers, and butchers. Have a taste for wine? With 100+ hand-selected bottles, there is a perfect pairing for your dining experience. On Sundays, enjoy brunch with Mimosas, Bloody Marys, and so much more, or come out later to catch the sunset with live music on the riverside deck. Hours: Mon., Wed., Thurs 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.; 4 – 9 p.m.; Fri. 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.; 4 – 10 p.m., Sat. 11 a.m. – 10 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. Closed Tuesdays. Reservations appreciated. 103 Fort King George Drive, Darien, 912.437.2529, spartinagrill.com

KELLY TAKES THE HELM AT ECHO Golden Isles native Luke Kelly has been named General Manager of ECHO, the oceanfront restaurant at The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort. From Brunswick and Jekyll Island to Jacksonville and Augusta, Kelly has experience in every role from host to head chef in corporate and independent restaurants/hotels. Now he’ll be leading the ECHO team forward in the resort’s indoor and outdoor dining venues, including SSI’s only tented oceanfront event space, the Atlantic Court, located at the northern entrance of the hotel’s original historic wing. “I’ve always loved the history and intrigue of the King and Prince. It feels so right for me to be a part of the ECHO team. It has a great vibe and I enjoy leading our restaurant staff as they continue to extend genuine relaxed Southern hospitality to our guests,” Kelly states. This holiday season will be delicious! echostsimons.com

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Larry DeLaney 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. I live in The Point, a small neighborhood tucked behind St. Clair bordering Dunbar Creek. My wife Sandra and our four children, Matt, Wesley, Andrew and Bennett have lived in three different riverfront homes on the same street for over 17 years. We love living here! With all four of our college aged kids living and studying from home these past few months due to COVID it can get a little cozy. Having a boat really helped during social distancing. Designer Lori Cook has helped to keep us functional and comfortable while at home. Most of our fabrics are durable coastal sailcloth that blends well with our lifestyle. Throughout our home we have artwork displayed by local artist, Dan Goad. The art features wildlife and coastal influences that we truly treasure. Our family loves to cruise the waterways, fishing or our favorite, shark tooth hunting on Ballast Beach. At the end of each day, someone will yell, “SUNSET”. It is a special time for all of us to reflect and give thanks for all of Gods gifts and enjoy this special place we call home. Then it's time to eat! Our favorite is a traditional low country boil with fresh McIntosh shrimp. The kids have been busy this year catching all different kinds of fish but the fresh fried trout and flounder are moms' favorite. This is best served on our deck family style on my new table built by the kids! My favorite place at home is the dock. At the end of the day I can walk out and really relax. Love where you live has never been so true these last few months. Enjoying family time together has been a blessing and one I think the kids have really enjoyed. My hope is that all my clients and friends can only love where they are as much as my family does. We are so thankful to live in The Golden Isles with great people and so many things to do right outside our back door. Helping others find their perfect home so they can create and enjoy lasting memories is why I find what I do so rewarding. Welcome Home! Larry Delaney is a Sales Associate at DeLoach Sotheby’s International Realty. He has been selling real estate for over 28 years in The Golden Isles. Learn more about him by visiting DeLoachSIR.com

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ISLAND LIVING REAL ESTATE Advertiser Index - NovEmbER 2020

90 • DeLoach Sotheby’s 91 • Directory / Lilmar Properties 92 • Joy Wright / Art & Annie Harper 93 • Coldwell Banker Access Realty 94 - 95 • Al Brown Company 96 - 98 • Georgia Coast Realty

100 • Ruth Heyward Beall / Kelli Osteen Zaida Clay Harris

107 • Duckworth Properties 108 • BHHS Hodnett Cooper

101 • Phoebe Hoaster

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102 - 103 • DeLoach Sotheby’s

109 - 111 • BHHS Hodnett Cooper

104 • Ann Harrell

112 - 113 • Sea Island Properties

105 • Dee Wright / Adair Allen 106 • Micki Carter / Susan Imhoff

99 • Page Aiken

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. © 2020 Elegant Island Living. All Rights Reserved.

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

LEt uS hELP yOu PLAn yOur nExt VAcAtIOn Lilmar Properties is proud to offer visitors to St. Simons and Sea Island 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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2105 GRAND VIEW DRIVE - $422,500 Fantastic updated condo. 3BR, 3BA, and a renovated kitchen with new SS appliances, glass tile backsplash, granite counters, and enlarged island. Crown molding, wainscoting in the living and dining rooms, new carpet in guest rooms, carerra marble countertops, new vanities and faucets in guest bathrooms, new shower door in master bath, added chair rail in foyer, living and dining areas. Plantation shutters and a lovely screened porch. Call Joy Wright (912) 230-0134.

615 EXECUTIVE GOLF VILLA - $152,000 Located in desirable Sea Palms, this condo is perfect for investment, vacation home, or full-time living, and is all on one level. The very private property has beautiful live oaks and nice landscaping. Just a short walk or bike ride to Sea Palms Clubhouse, pool, and golf. Condo features all tile floors except second bedroom which is wood laminate. Each bedroom has its own bath. There is also a sunroom which adds additional square footage. Call Joy Wright (912) 230-0134.

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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

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6201 FREDERICA ROAD - ST. SIMONS ISLAND 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

504 WESLEY OAK DR - ST. SIMONS ISLAND Immaculate move in ready 3BR/2B home located in quiet neighborhood within walking distance to shops and dining! Features include all new windows, oversized garage, fenced back yard, and lush landscaping. $399,000

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UNDER CONTRACT! Lovely private “CABIN IN THE WOODS� mid island! Cozy 2BR, 1B immaculate home nestled in a beautiful park like setting! Completely fenced and perfect for the nature lover! Easy to show! $279,000. Call Art 912-222-2024.


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3007 Charing Cross - BWK Beautiful 4BR, 4.5BA custom home situated lakeside with great views! Kitchen w/center island, breakfast area, formal DR and private study. Covered porch and upstairs balcony overlook the in ground swimming pool and beautiful lake. $497,000. Call Ron Funkhouser, 912-602-9886.

744 Ocean Blvd - SSI Under contract in two days. PLUS, the Sellers got the price they wanted! Call me about selling your island home today. I will help you get the best price for your property in the least amount of time. Call Heather Turner, 912-602-2943. www.BuyStSimonsHomes.com

2393 Seabreeze Drive SE - DARIEN Gorgeous, custom built home over looking Atwood Creek on coveted Seabreeze Island. Caribbean Pine tongue and groove ceiling, Caribbean pine floors & custom built doors and trim work. Large deck connecting to screened in porch great for entertaining! $419,900. Call Lori Lynn, 912-202-2200.

1137 Ocean Trail - LITTLE CUMBERLAND ISLAND Great 2BR, 2BA beach cottage situated in a beautiful beach frontage setting. Little Cumberland Island is owned by it's members and is operated by a Homeowners' Association. $575,000. Call Susan Owens, 912-222-4674.

210 Ocean Trail - LITTLE CUMBERLAND ISLAND Unique opportunity to own property on a barrier island off the Georgia coast. This 3BR, 2BA beach cottage offers spectacular views and is great for getting away from it all. $530,000. Call Susan Owens, 912-222-4674.

1277 River Trail - LITTLE CUMBERLAND ISLAND 4BR, 3BA beach cottage located on Little Cumberland Island! Situated among the trees with lovely views and river frontage. $750,000. Call Susan Owens, 912-222-4674.

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290 Wild Heron Road - SSI Nice 3BR, 2BA home offering spacious living areas, 1st level master BR, LR w/ vaulted ceilings & wood floors. Lots of outdoor space for entertaining. $415,000. Call Don Varnadoe, 912-222-2969.

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Lot 4 Waters Bluff - Darien Great 2.5+ acre marsh front lot! Perfect for your dream home! Close to dining, shopping & other amenities. $68,000. Call James Vivenzio, 912-222-1063.

106 Joyce Drive - BWK Solid as a rock brick home featuring a spacious open kitchen, formal DR and nice den w/a wood burning fireplace. Generous size lot w/out buildings. $244,900. Call James Vivenzio, 912-222-1063.

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119 Hawkins Island Circle, Hawkins Island Elegant yet inviting, a unique and stunningly beautiful home. Meticulously designed by John Rentz with a keen sense of European details. The main living areas, living room, impressive dining room and wonderfully large kitchen/family room open onto the covered veranda and focus on the views – marsh and panoramic sunsets. High ceilings, wood and European tile floors, stone columns, pretty archways, 4 fireplaces, and tall mahogany arched entry doors are a few of the features that make this home exciting! The master suite enjoys the veranda and view. Two additional spacious bedroom suites, and a guest house bedroom & bath. Negative edge pool flows to the marsh’s edge. $2,850,000

Cottage 298, E. 36th Street This striking and wonderful Oceanfront residence offers perhaps the most unique location on the entirety of the Sea Island beach at the end of 36th Street with broad ocean views. Enjoy the comfort and inspiration of the upstairs hammock and sitting areas on the sea porch. 7BR, 7.5BA, 5 fireplaces. Lots of curb appeal, distinctive architecture, an impressive foyer, sweeping staircase, grand dining room, ground floor and upper level porches, pecky cypress walls, wide plank and wood floors, and an abundance of windows and glass walls bringing the ocean views to almost every room. Three car garage. Sunrises and star gazing: this cottage has it all. $7,450,000

Ocean Cottage 400, Ocean Forest Built on 1 1/2 lots within the gates in the private and protected world of Ocean Forest, this home reflects the love and caring of family ownership, tastefully decorated (and furnished) and custom built with the highest standards. Directly on the beach w/ a short path through the dunes. 6 BR, 5 BA, ample social areas. Open kitchen w/breakfast area plus fully equipped bar. Dining area, living room w/fireplace plus den w/ fireplace, both on the view side with pool. Exercise room w/ full bath. Excellent uses of stone, marble and wood throughout the residence. Elevator. One of the best locations on Sea Island. $4,995,000

413 Pikes Bluff Drive, 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


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19 Darien Circle, Frederica This lakeside home exemplifies Frederica in its purest and best ways. Long views of the 400 acre freshwater lake. Using 300 year old timbered beams, the details are extraordinary. Totally open floor plan, views are enjoyed from the kitchen, dining, family rooms, screened porch and ground level master bedroom. The first floor provides 6 BR, 6BA, office w/FP, exercise room and open porch. A fully equipped carriage house has a spacious guest suite and kitchenette. 3 car garage and a motor court. Private dock for your boat. $4,950,000

Cottage 240, W. 23rd Street An inviting Sea Island cottage offering plenty of sunlight, glass and high ceilings. 5BR, 5BA, 3 on the main floor and 2 upstairs, give this cottage plenty of sleeping space. Enjoy the rooftop sunlight streaming in or watching the stars in the sky at night with family and friends in the 2-story Great Room. A pretty sunroom, looking out across the rear terrace to the well landscaped yard, shares a 2-sided fireplace with the great room. The dining room is large with floor to ceiling closets with shelves to store all your china, glasses and accessories to make entertaining easy. The breakfast room has a large sitting area and attractive vaulted ceiling. 3 car garage can house cars, bikes and even a golf cart. $2,150,000

Cottage 553, W. 38th Street At 4,571 square feet, Cottage 553 may be the perfect sized seven bedroom home. The scale and proportions are excellent. Lovely street appeal, and the warm and inviting front porch and rockers set the tone. Combining casual living with a touch of formality, the Great room with two story ceilings provides views of the rear covered porch with brick floors and expansive pool. The dining room and sitting room have heart of pine floors that run throughout. The master and one guest room are ground floor. Five additional bedrooms, all with private baths, are on the first floor. The cottage has style and flair, and is located at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac. $2,595,000

Cottage 32, E. 22nd Street Exquisite detail, fine finishes. Lovingly restored by the dedicated preservationist minded current owner, the historic floor plan and footprint were largely retained. The main house, served by an elevator, has 5BR (2 oceanfront masters), a “Spanish lounge” replica, living/music room, dining room with original hand-painted wall paper with tiny porcelain detailing, gourmet chefs kitchen and outdoor kitchen and oceanside sun room. A two story carriage house has an authentic billiards room with ½ bath, 2 guestrooms with private baths, efficiency kitchen and 2 car garage. Lap pool with spa, Bocce ball court, stone fountains, limestone entry terrace. $8,390,000


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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. $445,000

1726 Ocean Road - East Beach Breathtaking marsh front home with 6BR/7.5BA This home features 2 masters, beautiful marsh views from all porches, outdoor kitchen, and heated pool. Great buy for East Beach. Call for more details. $1,695,000

105 Grove Lane - The Grove at King City Beautiful Southern plantation style home in the village. 4BR with 4.5BA and 4,000 sf. French doors leading to multi-level balconies, elevator, hot tub, den with access to deck overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. $1,290,000

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4222 Third St. - East Beach 4BR, 3.5BA, 3 separate living areas, an open floor plan with lots of windows, a deck with spiral staircase leading to rooftop sundeck. Located just 3 houses from the beach access. A great opportunity on East Beach! $625,000

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1205 Reserve Lane St. Simons Island Great location. 3BR, 2.5BA townhome with upgrades including ceramic tile and hwd floors, granite counters, custom kitchen cabinets, SS appliances, 9 ft. ceilings, & more. Great rental potential. Easy to show! $325,000

4215 13th St. East Beach Located near Gould's Inlet, this prominent home sits just a short walk and dunes away from East Beach. Vaulted ceilings, exposed brick walls, a private pool, and multiple living spaces, including a sunroom.Observation deck, and enjoy close proximity to the Atlantic. $1,290,000

890 Wimbledon Drive, St. Simons Island This one level, furnished one bedroom condo has so much potential. It's a blank canvas waiting for your personal touches. It offers a nice screened porch overlooking a natural area. The complex is close to the swim and tennis amenities. Easy to show. Being sold "as is". $169,000

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

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1409 S Windward - Sea Palms 4BR/4BA home on a private lot. Large master suite and two guest BRs on the main level. In addition, there is a large kitchen and additional room for a cozy den and a family room with fireplace. Remodeled in 2009/2010. $499,900

442 Mimosa - West Point This fabulous home with spectacular water views offers 3BR/3.5BA w/ the master suite on the main level. 4600SF, FP and windows overlooking the expansive lake, outdoor living areas, pool and large backyard. $897,500

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112 Killarney Drive, Island Club GOLF COURSE VIEWS! This all one level brick home offers 3BR, 3.5BA with a bonus room. Large family room with FP and french doors leading to a patio overlooking a nicely landscaped backyard with irrigation. $699,000

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108 Worthing Road All one-level brick ranch on a 1/2 acre lot in desirable Devonwood. Formal DR, LR, family room with wood-burning fireplace, a spacious kitchen with breakfast table area and a two-car garage. A great opportunity to live mid-island! $475,000

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

Saint Simons Grand - Unit 218 This 4BR, 3BA condo has marvelous views and finishes. This will rent well or serve as an excellent primary or second home. A great buy at $1,150,000

Available Homesites Lot 12 Mission Drive Tolomato Island - $79,000 107 Saint Annies - SOLD Frederica - $374,000 117 Cypress Pt - Island Club This home offers 5BR/4.5BA with an open floor plan, the main level includes a formal DR, updated kitchen that opens to a keeping room and family room, a study and spacious master suite. Pool. Call for more details. $949,500

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443 Mimosa This custom built marsh front home has so much to offer. 1.5 acres with western exposure, 4BR, 6.5BA, spacious family room w/ FP and reclaimed hwd floors, a formal DR, kitchen with SS appl. and breakfast area, and sun room. Elevator, a 5 car garage, bonus room, large heated pool. Must see! $1,100,000

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1734 Ocean Road - U/C East Beach, SSI - $695,000 107 Jackson Court St. Simons - $219,500 103 Davison Lane Hawkins Island - $397,500

101 Militia Hill Way This 4BR SSI home offers a great mid-island location. Located on almost 1/2 acre, it is in well-maintained and in move-in ready condition. Master on the main level, a nice kitchen area with hard surface countertops, spacious living areas, a bonus room and a nice screened porch.$425,000

116 Carolwoods Drive This one owner 3BR, 2BA home sits on 1.78 acres in a gated community. Great room w/ reclaimed wood accent walls and new luxury vinyl plank flooring. Master BR w/ cathedral ceilings & the master bath has a spa like feel. $219,500

Lot 19 Blue Heron Lookout Darien, Tolomato Isl. - 75,000

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East Beach - Twelfth St. Charming beach home steps away from the ocean. 4BR, 5.5BA. Private Pool and Cabana. Sleeps 10.

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 - 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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NEw MARSHFRONT • 955 Champney Drive, St Simons Island 5BR, 4BA, 3,000 SF, in beautiful Hampton Plantation. Northwest facing with striking long marsh views, this home features a mother in law suite above the garage and a fully appointed master suite on the main floor. A strikingly beautiful custom-built home. $849,000  

LAKEFRONT • 153 Butler Lake Drive, St Simons Island Villa

RIVERFRONT • 140 Hampton Point Drive, St Simons Island

Bellagio - a rare 17,000 SF Italian Villa, lakefront and surrounded by 4+ acres of lush landscape & richly appointed interiors. 5 BR, 9 BA, private & secluded with the highest-quality fit & finish, this is an unrivaled oasis close to world class amenities. $8,975,000

Casa Del Rio - a beautiful 8,000 SF Spanish Villa on Jones Creek. Enjoy your own deep-water dock with a boat lift and immediate access to the Hampton River and Atlantic Ocean. This well maintained 5+ BR, 7+ BA custom home has it all! $1,725,000

Luxury Homes in the Hamptons Page Aiken 912.258.6000 Luxury Properties Associate Broker page@pageaiken.com

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108 Turtle Point Court, St Simons Island Attractive patio home with fabulous lagoon and golf course views. The living room features a 17 foot ceiling, and a fireplace flanked by built-in bookcases. The kitchen has tons of storage and is open to the dining room. The primary bedroom is on the main level and features a separate sitting room, his and her closets and a large bath with double vanities, jacuzzi tub, and separate shower. Upstairs are three bedrooms and two baths. Large screened porch and deck on the lagoon. $460,000

497 Longview Road, St Simons Island Location, Location, Location! This townhome, with a one car garage, is located close to shopping and dining in the Longview and Redfern Village shopping centers. The main level features a formal dining room, a large kitchen with granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances, a pantry, and a breakfast bar. The living area provides plenty of room for an informal dining area and living room. Master on main features a spacious bath with walk-in closet. screened porch on the back. $399,000

23 Tabby Place Lane, St Simons Island This spacious home features 4BR, 2.5BA + a bonus room. Bonus room has a closet and could be a 5th BR. This home features an open floor plan and is perfect for entertaining family and friends. The great room has a vaulted ceiling and flows to the open kitchen and dining area. The kitchen features a gas range, island/breakfast bar, and a pantry. Master on main w/ walk-in closet. The spacious master bath has a double vanity, large soaking tub, and a separate shower. $445,000

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

Ruth Heyward Beall Cell 912-269-5596 ruthheyward@msn.com

Kelli Osteen Cell 912-270-2505 kelli@kelliosteen.com

ABR, ASR, CRS, GRI, SRS, SFR, CDPE

1066 Patterson Island - Coastal Low Country Home in historic Lavona. Marsh view and frontage.Totally furnished. Open Living areas, fireplace, cathedral ceilings, granite with sunsets on the back deck. Home interior features hardwood flooring and ceramic tile. Kitchen opens up onto side deck and open airy feeling with windows and French doors. Stainless steel appliances center chef island and so much more. Open staircase leading to master suite with luxury bath and walk-in shower. Guest bedrooms on main floor. Storage and car/boat parking underneath. Great investment! $369,000. Call Ruth Heyward Beall.

4301 9th St. - East Beach - St. Simons Island - Welcome to the "Secret Garden" on East Beach. This classic 1945 Beach Cottage is nestled among the live oak canopy and surrounded by the most inviting, lush garden designed by "The Vine".The home is a one level with 3 bedrooms and 3 baths and a wonderful sunroom/ which overlooks the beautiful garden, accented with tree lights by Southern Lights. This charming home is a block from the best part of East Beach, quiet, comfortable beach living. $795,000 Call Kelli Osteen.

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223 Beach club - St. Simons Beachfront!  This 2 BR, 2 BA unit offers direct ocean views. Mstr suite opens to the balcony & features a gracious mstr BA w/double vanity, soaking tub, large shower & walk-in closet.The guest BR opens to balcony. Large oceanfront swimming pool, separate children's pool, 2 secluded hot tubs, direct beach access. $448,000

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129 Biltmore - St. Simons  4BR, 4.5BA Island Club Home. All brick ranch. This 2550 SqFt + 1450 upstairs additional Bonus bedroom 1 bath, can be used as flex space for the company, offers 9 foot ceilings with plenty of space for separate living and to entertain - both inside and out. Downstairs are 3 BRs in a split floorplan. $679,000

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135 Kiln Trail - Limeburn Village Magnificent views! This townhome offers impressive golf views as well as dramatic views of the pristine 20-acre fresh water lake and golf clubhouse. Screened porch, open deck, Jacuzzi tubs, gas FP solid surface counters, elevator, 2 car gar, new hwd flrs, new HVAC, & new refrigerator. Sold furnished w/ exceptions. $399,000

Phoebe Hoaster 912.270.5730 PhoebeHoaster@gmail.com www.PhoebeHoaster.com 912-634-9995 | SignaturePropertiesGroup.com | 600 Sea Island Rd. Ste 28, St. Simons Island, GA 31522


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SAINT SIMONS ISLAND, GA

404 Ribault Lane, Cottage 99, Susan Imhoff 912.222.5686 | 7BR | 8BA | 3HB A rare offering, this elegant ocean front home is located next door to the Sea Island Beach Club and is constructed with the finest architectural details. The main level features a formal DR, large kitchen with informal DR / conservatory and main BR with two ensuites. Access the upper level via the elevator or stunning curved staircase where you are greeted w/outstanding ocean vistas from the LR. French doors open to a terrace overlooking the ocean and backyard garden. In addition to the oceanfront guest suites there is a separate upstairs apartment plus a two story guest home. $10,900,000

110 Hampton Point Drive, Micki Carter 912.617,3807 | 7BR | 6BA | 2HB This luxury French country custom built home is truly a work of art situated in a picturesque setting of stately oak trees, marsh and river frontage. Old World craftsmanship and superior construction are evident in every finish. With spacious living, dining and outdoor entertaining areas, heated pool, spa and 5 car garage there is room for everyone to relax and play. The true deep water dock has a covered lift that will accommodate up to a 40 foot boat and a raised sun deck perfect for enjoying the view. This is an absolute boaters’ dream location that also offers luxury living at its best. $2,495,000

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409 Kelsall Avenue 4BR | 3.5BA | Under Construction| Village Anne Popham 912.399.3996 $967,000

27 Dorsey Circle 5BR | 3.5BA | Unobstructed Marsh Views Mack Sullivan 912.399.2309 $1,125,000

370 Ocean Boulevard 5BR | 4.5BA | Newish | Village Rayea Pieschel 912.222.4402 $1,150,000

105 Broad Street A 2BR | 2BA | Charming | River Views Catherine McCrary 843.860.8998 $325,000

10 Dunbar Creek Point 4BR | 3BA | 2HB | Deep Water | Pool Larry Delaney 912.230.0406 $875,000

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

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1138 Postell Avenue, Adair Allen 912.571.6399 | 3BR | 4.5BA This direct beachfront home is located next to King and Prince Beach Club. Built with living in mind this home offers close to 3,000 sf of living space.There is an office that could easily be turned into a fourth bedroom.. The oceanfront living room and master suite open to a verandah and there is a spiral staircase from the front veranda to a widow’s walk perfect for sunbathing and admiring the unrivaled ocean vistas. $2,400,000

3100 Lawrence Road, Ann Harrell 912.222.4002 | Exceptional View, Privacy Beautiful acreage with lots of trees and approx. 1065 ft of marsh frontage and 763 ft. of frontage on Lawrence Road. The acreage has views of the Hampton River. This is a one of a kind, peaceful and private setting. The St. Simons Land Trust owns acreage tracts on either side. $3,052,500

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2012 Bruce Drive 5BR | 5.5BA| Magnificent Designer Home Micki Carter 912.617.3807 $2,499,000

105 Travelers Way 5BR | 3BA | Investment Opportunity Matt Brittain 540.239.4784 $479,000

120 Ashwood Way 4BR | 2.5BA | Immaculate Sherril Sumner 912.617.9436 $479,000

381 Belmont Circle 4BR | 3.5BA | Pool, Lagoon Views Amanda Duffey 912.222.3557 $399,000

225 Villager Drive 3BR | 2.5BA | Master & Office Main Level Scott Cochran 912.996.3611 $384,900

235 West Eleventh, Cottage 380 4BR | 4.5BA | French Flair Adair Allen 912.571.6399 $2,500,000

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Ann Conner Harrell 912-222-4002

Ann.Harrell@SothebysRealty.com

Villas at Frederica River, #303, SSI Fresh, upscale updates are featured at this top floor 3BR/3BA condominium w/ approx. 2700 s.f. overlooking Gascoigne Bluff and the Frederica River. Features an exceptional kitchen renovation and luxurious master suite and master bath! For top of the line quality, this condominium is a must see! $679,900

237 Saint Andrews, St. Simons Island Club Two story traditional is a 4BR/3BA home on a large corner lot. The home has a front porch, spacious screened porch and deck overlooking the back yard. Room for pool in private back yard. $699,000

907 Beachview, SSI Fabulous ocean views from this 3BR plus bunk rm/4 BA fee simple townhome overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and beach. Spacious rooms, high ceilings, and quality finishes. Tremendous storage and oversized garage. Views from the living areas and master suite are incomparable! Between Village and King & Prince. $2,250,000

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4325 Fifth St., East Beach Buy an oversized East Beach lot for $550,000 or pick your finishes for this beautiful spec house with swimming pool in the $1.35-$1.4 million range. Enjoy making memories on St. Simons best beach at East Beach or enjoy kayaking in the nearby salt marsh. Buy this home and live the St. Simon's lifestyle.

122 Biltmore, St. Simons Island Club On a private lot in the Island Club, this 6BR/4.5BA has beautiful Low Country style and overlooks the 10th Tee of Retreat golf course. Open porch overlooking the course. Master suite with views on main. Gourmet kitchen, office den, media/game rm. Oak floors. Highest quality construction. $1,825,000

204 Enclave Way, St. Simons Island Updated, 4BR/3.5BA home in desirable Sea Palms West has wonderful views of a bridge covered lagoon and the Sea Palms West green space. The living room, keeping room, kitchen, and master bedroom in the split plan all have fabulous views! $645,000

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105 Hasell Lane Wonderful home with open plan with "old" tabby floor to ceiling fireplaces w/ hand carved mantels, pecky cypress walls, wrought iron fixtures, and pegged oak floors. Surrounded by approx. 35 acres of Land Trust protected property, this is a must see if you love the natural beauty and romance of St. Simons. $585,000

3100 Lawrence Road, St. Simons Island 40 acre tract with fabulous marsh frontage overlooking the Hampton River and approx. 760 ft. of frontage on Lawrence Road. This one of a kind, peaceful and private setting is surrounded by property preserved by the SSI Land Trust. $3,052,500

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204  Olive  Way  Steps away from the best of St. Simons beach, this 2BR/2BA condo is updated and furnished. The tile and "beachy" wood floors and the white beamed ceilings are perfect for coastal living! 2BR on main level. Upstairs, a spacious great room and kitchen flow out to an oversized deck, a perfect spot for outside dining. $429,000

107 East 24th St., Cottage 144, Oceanfront, Sea Island 

Achieved Highest $ Sale on Sea Island in over two years for her seller.

1040 Sinclair Point, SSI Beautiful cottage style home centrally located in Sinclair Point. Master on main. Open concept plan with great room with fireplace and screened porch. Conditioned space in 2 car garage with epoxy floor. $485,000

With over $13 million in real  estate sales in the last 30 days, Ann Harrell has passion for her work.  Her clients praise her for her dedication to achieving their goals.  She would love to be of service to you!

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Dee Wright 912-230-6156

Dee.Wright@SothebysRealty.com

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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155 olD plantation pt, St. SimonS iSlanD Exquisite private marshfront estate located on 9.5 acres on St. Simons. Totally private and peaceful setting flourished with wildlife and captivating marsh and pond views from every room of this Colonial/ Georgian Style home. Formal LR/DR, study, office, 4BR, 4BA, elevator, hwd floors, porches front and rear, large rear patio with water feature and breathtaking views. Also, included with this property is an additional island, Alberts Island. A rare find!! $1,695,000

1138 poStell ave, oceanfront, St. SimonS iSlanD Direct beachfront top floor home located next door to King & Prince Beach Club. Custom designed with entertaining and family living in mind. Close to 3K sf of living space with 3BR, office & 4.5BA. The custom-built kitchen is state of the art with every detail thought out for the inspired chef. Oceanfront living room and master suite open to a veranda offering panoramic views. Widows walk, elevator, fireplace, gas grill, 2-car garage & more. $2,400,000

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404 Ribault Lane, Cottage 99, Sea Island This rare one of a kind offering with expansive

Atlantic Ocean vistas can be found beachfront and right next door to Forbes Five Star Sea Island, The Cloister & Beach Club. Designed by Frances Abreu, this cottage offers timeless style, refined beauty and the finest architectural details with majestic estate gardens, a large conservatory, an upstairs apartment or house manager’s quarters, a dry basement, two story guest cottage and much more! Pool construction has been approved. 7BR, 8BA, 3HBA. 9,200 SF. Offered for $10,900,000.

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

Micki Carter 912-617-3807

Micki.Carter@SothebysRealty.com 110 hamptOn pOInt, St SImOnS ISLanD Deep Water with Private Dock This luxury French country custom built home is truly a work of art situated in a picturesque setting of stately oak trees, marsh and river Offering 7 bedrooms, 6 full and 2 half baths, spacious living, dining and outdoor entertaining areas, heated pool, spa and 5 car garage there is room for everyone to relax and play. $2,495,000

WateRfROnt DR. #133 & #222, St. SImOnS ISLanD 3 bedroom, 3 bath condominiums w/ gorgeous waterfront or marsh views. Both feature sleek granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, Brazilian cherry hardwood floors, covered balcony, large pool with views of the water and a cozy fireplace. Live the Marina Village lifestyle! 222 is $529,000 and #133 is $523,000

1706 BRUCe DRIve, St. SImOnS ISLanD Original 1930s East Beach cottage. Renovated with new floors, kitchen and updated baths. The main house offers 3 bedrooms and 3 full baths, large open concept kitchen and dining, separate living room and den as well as a charming screened porch. Guest house with 1BR and a kitchenette out by the pool. Just steps to the beach! $875,000

2012 BRUCe DRIve, St SImOnS ISLanD. East Beach - The Enchanted Cottage is a magnificent designer East Beach custom home. Featuring 5 bedrooms & 5.5 baths, sophisticated decor, open concept living, 11' ceilings, wood floors, gourmet chef's kitchen, master suite with a spa like feel & is just a short walk to the beach. 3 Car garage, beautifully landscaped and fully fenced. Offered fully furnished! $2,499,999

1440 OCean BLvD UnIt #114. BeaCh CLUB This 1622 square foot 3 bedroom 2 bath condominium located in Beach Club offers amazing views of the ocean, lagoon and pool. Fully furnished, renovated and turnkey! Drop your bags and enjoy all that St. Simons Island has to offer. $498,000

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Forgotten History of WWI: Brunswick’s Concrete Ship SS Atlantus

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ach year on November 11, we commemorate the armistice signed in 1918 that ended World War I. The global conflict began in Europe in 1914, but the United States did not enter the war until April 6, 1917. Once President Woodrow Wilson declared war on Germany and its allies, he pushed to mobilize American industry. A major concern was the unrestricted German submarine warfare that was destroying merchant shipping essential to national defense. New ships were needed quickly, and the shipyards of Brunswick became part of the initiative to build them. Since steel was needed for military use, the United States

turned to reinforced concrete as an alternative hull material. On March 18, 1918, the North Carolina newspaper The Wilmington Dispatch announced that a shipbuilding company headquartered in Wilmington had begun building at “its new plant in Brunswick, Ga.” the first of ten 3,000-ton concrete merchant ships for the Emergency Fleet Corporation, created by the U.S. government. The article further stated that the estimated cost per ship was $375,000. In September 1918, there was more news about local industry when the American Shipbuilding Company of Brunswick was awarded a contract to install

all machinery and equipment in the concrete ship, which was nearing completion. This meant employment for mechanics, machinists, pipefitters, and other skilled workers, as noted in the company’s newsletter American Shipbuilding Co. News, dated September 26, 1918, and preserved in the Coastal Georgia Historical Society archives. Two months later, however, the war ended, and this shipbuilding program was brought to an abrupt halt. Sources indicate that nationally only twelve concrete ships were completed. The one built in Brunswick, SS Atlantus, was was one of the most famous. Launched in December 1918, a month after

the war ended, the ship was used to transport troops home from Europe. Atlantus was then used for coastal trading until she was retired from service in 1920. In 1926, a Baltimore entrepreneur acquired the 250-foot ship and towed her to Cape May Point, New Jersey, to be part of a concrete wharf for a ferry service. Before the project was completed, however, a nor’easter tore the ship from its moorings, and it ran aground. A remnant of the wreck can still be seen off the Jersey shoreline at nearby Sunset Beach. This month’s image of SS Atlantus shortly after she ran aground is courtesy of the website concreteships.org.

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. 114 E L E G A N T I S L A N D L I V I N G


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