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THE NEW SOUTH ISSUE

South Bound

The Art of Grooming

We explore what it means to be southern today and the juxtaposition that the South lends itself to.

In the new south, people come for the freedom this region provides, and stay for the bonds they build.

A southern gentleman knows the importance of looking good.


Disclaimer: This is not an authentic Kinfolk magazine. This is project as a part of Current Trends & Forecasting at the Savannah College of Art & Design. All Content in this magazine do not reflect the views of Kinfolk magazine or is affliliated in any way.

Kinfolk is a slow lifestyle magazine published by Ouur that explores ways for readers to simplify their lives, cultivate community and spend more time with their friends and family. Founded in 2011, Kinfolk is now the leading independent lifestyle magazine for young creative professionals and also produces international editions in Japan, China, Korea, and Russia. Published quarterly, Kinfolk maintains a vibrant contributor base from Copenhagen to Cape Town and hosts hundreds of global events that bring communities together. www.kinfolk.com Ouur is a lifestyle studio with seasonal collections of publications , apparel and home wares. www.ouurstudio.com

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KERRILYN GIBSON Editor-in-Chief

CHANELLE BERTELSEN Creative Director

JOSHUA MCLEOD Art Director

CELINE AQUINO Design Director

MAGGIE DILLON Communications Director

KAYLEIGH MATTINGLY Lifestyle Coordinator

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ISSUE NINETEEN CONTRIBUTORS

KAYLEIGH MATTINGLY

GRACE AQUINO

Writer Hope Mills, NC

Photographer Bear, DE

JOSHUA MCLEOD

CHRISTIAN ROY

Writer, Photographer Chesapeake, VA

Contributer Fort Lauderdale, FL

KERRILYN GIBSON

MICHAEL EZZELL

Writer Birmingham, AL

Contributer Elkhart, IN

CELINE AQUINO

ADAM TURONI

Writer Charlotte, NC

Contributer Savannah, GA

MAGGIE DILLON

THE FLORENCE

Writer Pittsburgh, PA

Restaurant Savannah, GA

CHANELLE BERTELSEN

VICTOR + ALEXANDER

Writer Victoria, BC, Canada

Designer Savannah, GA

CARA KELLY

URBAN POPPY

Photographer Reading, PA

Florist Savannah, GA

BROOKE SMITH

WILLIAM & ANNA CUSACK

Illustrator West Lawn, PA

Contributer Savannah, GA

ALEXANDER YEADON

SETH MARK

Model Hong Kong

Model IN

ANDREW WAGENHALS

SARAH BORST

Photographer Rochester, NY

Writer & Photographer Davidson, NC

ANDREW LARIMER Writer Lafayette, LA

MIKE SCHALK Photographer Coral Springs, FL

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WE L C OME When we think about the south, there are slews of images that come to mind, quickly and somewhat like a movie montage. Slightly sepia tinted, fluid imagery that brings us to another world where manners are king, and impressions are everything; a mecca of hospitality and warm smiles, like no other place on earth. Rich in history, nature, and juxtaposition, the southernmost region of the United States inspires a careful analysis of the past and how it has affected the present. We realize that in our celebration of the New South, we must never to forget just how many wounds history left on the region. From its earliest point, the American South was built on the backs of the oppressed. These people; Native Americans, African slaves, and indentured servants acted as the very literal stepping stones of the path to the American South as we know it today. And in our celebration of the New South, which is just barely recovered from the scars of yesteryear, it is only fair that we recognize the strife, turmoil, and lives it took. For, without those scars, those lives lost, that pathway paved with (good/bad) intention, the landscape and culture we come to recognize as distinctly Southern today would not exist. We owe all of the south’s personality to its past. There is a certain haze that hangs like an early morning fog, misty in the early morning. Like a mist, memories hang over small towns and large cities alike, constantly reminding residents and

visitors of what these places used to be. There is certainly heritage in the south that will never be forgotten, and will remain forever suspended just beyond recent memory, conveniently forgotten, loosely reinterpreted. In this issue, we challenged ourselves to reach out and interact with that haze a bit, examining the past for signs of how it influenced the present. What we found is that while the region is indisputably influenced by the past, this is no longer your grandmother’s south. Ideals (and ideas) have changed in recent years, and what it means to be “Southern” has transformed with the landscape of the times. In this issue, we explore what it means to be southern today, and the juxtapositions that the south lends itself to; whether that be through vegan southern cuisine, new far reaching family values, or deep love gone horribly awry. We challenged ourselves to think about the past in its relation to the now. Culture and identity in America is so rooted in regional differences, and the South is a perfect example of that, flaws and all. Irrefutably, whether through the music you listen to, the drinks you sip, the clothing you wear, or the art you make, this region has a way of seeping under your skin, influencing you beyond what the eye can see.

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Community

Home

There is a distinctive sense of community in the south. People are bound to connect over typical southern hallmarks like food, music and culture.

Warmth and hospitality are characteristics the south is known for. In a region known for its geniality, we’re pulled out of our own homes and into the spaces of others to congregate and fellowship.

SHORT STORY: HIS HOLY PLACE 26

ESSAY: THE ART OF RELAXATION 20

ESSAY: SOUTH BOUND 32

POEM: MAX 22

ESSAY: FAMILY MATTERS 36

ESSAY: ESSENCE OF HOME 62

ESSAY: SOUTHERN SOUL 94

INTERVIEW: 20 QUESTIONS WITH CHRISTIAN ROY & MICHAEL EZZELL 82

EVENTS: KINFOLK GATHERINGS 102

INTERVIEW: PURE IMAGINATION 100


Work

Play

Food

Finding the balance between work and life can be hard, but when they overlap typically a greater sense of fulfillment is reached. Let your work inspire your creativity and vice versa.

Grab a hat, blast some tunes, pull on your favorite pair of jeans, and dance the day away. Don’t forget to have fun, ok?

If there’s one thing the south is known for it’s good food. Here we explore new takes on traditional southern recipes, perfectly adapted for the modern southerner.

ESSAY: BOTANICAL BOUNTY 24

PLAYLIST: SWEET SOUTHERN SOUNDS 18

RECIPE LEMON LAVENDER CAKE 28

INTERVIEW: 24 HOURS WITH VICTOR + ALEXANDER 48

ESSAY: DENIM RE-BIRTH 40

PHOTO ESSAY: BRUNCH AT THE FLORENCE 42

FEATURE: THE ART OF GROOMING 52

ESSAY: SWEET AS CAN BE 46

SHORT STORY: INCIDENTALLY 58

ESSAY: FARM TO TABLE 64

PHOTO ESSAY: TOP IT OFF 66

PHOTO ESSAY: LET’S GET NAKED 74

JOURNAL: GOLDEN ISLE DETOX 92

RECIPE: BOILED PEANUT HUMMUS 78

PHOTO ESSAY: OPTICAL ALIGNMENT 96

RECIPE: SOUTHERN SHANDY 80 ESSAY: A GREAT PAIR(ING) 95


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PLAYLIST KERRILYN GIBSON

Sweet Southern Sounds To start off our New South issue we’ve compiled a list of some foot stomping, hand clapping, booty shaking good tunes that sound like cafe du monde bignets, glistening Arnold palmers, red dirt tracked into the house on your shoes, and perfectly worn in denim. Believe us, your ears will thank you.

Oogum Boogum Song

Waxahatchee

Smooth Sailin’

I Went To The Hospital

Leon Bridges

Cass McCombs

That Glow

River

St. Paul & The Broken Bones

Leon Bridges

Jackie and Wilson

Whereever Is Your Home

Hozier

When They Fight, They Fight Generationals

Secrets

FOURTEETH True Widow

For You Fickle Friends

Call Me

Needle And A Knife

St. Paul & The Broken Bones

Tennis

The Less I Know The Better

Katie Queen of Tennessee

Tame Impala

The Apache Relay

Leather Jacket

Violent Shiver

Braindead

Benjamin Booker

Sunshine

Triathalon

Tom Misch

Clap Your Hands

1998 (ft. Banks)

Whilk & Misky

Swells Triathalon

Shoegaze Alabama Shakes

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Brandi Carlile

Jack and Eliza

Thunderbitch

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Brenton Wood

Chet Faker

No Other Way Sinead Harnett, Snakehips

Ain’t Nobody’s Problem The Lumineers


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WORDS CHANELLE BERTELSEN

The Art of Relaxation Feeling a little on edge? Take a deep soothing breath and exhale the stress of life with these relaxation techniques.

The building blocks of a happy, productive life start with inner peace. As cliché as that sounds, learning the impact you have on your own wellbeing is vital to remaining healthy and calm. Having a restless, anxious mind will ultimately lead to deterioration of your health, and possibly your personal and work life. Looking after yourself, and carefully managing your mental health is a cornerstone to wellness. We are constantly told that working out relieves stress, but not everyone has the time or patience for exercise. No matter your lifestyle, intentional relaxation is needed to encourage healthy living. This type of relaxation is akin to mediation, but requires no formal training. Intentional relaxation requires one to actively focus on your body and its physical response, forcing it to relax. By taking deep breaths and listening to your body you can tell where tension builds and where kinks form. Deep breaths concentered in that area will help one actively reduce tension. If you’re an anxiety sufferer, it is recommended to engage in internal relaxation in the evening. While it gives you something to look forward to, it also gives you time to just be at peace with yourself, and reflect on your day. Breathing in holistic oils may help further the art of relaxation. Certain oils react with your brain’s chemistry causing

one to feel lighter and less consumed with the weight of the day. Run a hot bath with a couple drops of lavender oil, light a candle, and dim the lights for the ultimate at-home intentional relaxation session. While taking a relaxing bath can be extremely therapeutic to the relaxation process, the real beauty of intentional relaxation is that it can be done anywhere; on your lunch break, in class, during a bath, or even while riding the bus. When one relaxes, a feeling of lightness enters the body and floods the soul, and we start to notice the little things in life that we so often overlook. As we recharge our batteries, we become friendlier, more receptive to new ideas, and even more productive at work. No matter how busy your day is, or how anxious you may become, it is imperative to actively engage your body on a daily basis.

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Max This is what young love looks like through the eyes of budding photographer Sarah Elizabeth Borst.

I am all in. This is the first time I am writing about Max. I can feel my bones vibrating against each other. I am feeling everything. Yesterday, he had said he had been thinking about adventures all day and wanted to take me to the old dairy farm. So we drove, talking about music and getting lost. When we got there we picked out spots to camp and my ankles got all cut up by the brush. They were bleeding, but whatever, I didn’t care. I was so caught up by the tingling sensations running through my body that I could have been shot in that moment and probably wouldn’t have felt it. I would rather feel absolutely everything and be alive, than live in fear and feel nothing. Even if that does mean a little blood along the way. He inspired me to touch, listen and taste. Today we went on a walk to get a snack. I got the dark chocolate antioxidant trail mix and he got two hashbrowns. Later that night, he taught me a trick for putting on my Ralph Lauren comforter cover. He thinks the retro floral print on it is cool. He told me if I was a print, I would be covered in florals.

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WORDS MAGGIE DILLON

ILLUSTRATIONS BROOKE SMITH

Botanical Bounty Savannah, GA’s Urban Poppy is redefining what it means to be a floral shop.

Hidden on the outskirts of Savannah, Georgia’s historic district lies the hidden treasure, Urban Poppy. This floral boutique is dedicated to providing the most beautiful arrangements and creative decor for your home, perfect for accessorizing your most memorable moments of life. Owner Anissa, combines her background in graphic and interior design to capture the vision of her customers, helping their visions come to life. Keeping in mind that every individual is unique to their own likings and preferences, Urban Poppy is dedicated to making sure their designs are distinctively tailored to each client. The Botanical Boutique is the newest addition to Urban Poppy’s growth. In Spring of 2014 they expanded their store to create an oasis of garden and interior fixtures, reflective of the shop’s simplistic natural aesthetic. The overall disposition of the store is one of peace, minimalism, and embracing the earth’s offerings.

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WORDS ANDREW LARIMER

ILLUSTRATION BY BROOKE SMITH

His Holy Place Objects in mirror may be stranger than they appear.

Pine needles and dusty gravel. After the

Until you bleed a faint, pulsing certainty. holiest of places are those we frequent

bell rang, these smells would envelop

I never liked paper. It was too flimsy. the most.

my nose before we even left the school

Normal is when you know what to expect,

zone. Sounds always seem to follow a

what to feel, what to hear. What to smell. Commandments.

smell, an odor. Just like the backfires of an old pick­up truck’s engine is followed by sunlit pools of gasoline and watered

“Same place as before?” “Yeah Missy, but might go out a bit further.”

With religion, there is always rules. Lessons

we

must

follow if we don’t want to be damned as a sinner. Now Jack’s bible was strict, but I followed his word as well as I could. As

down oil. Or how the sound of a fan in a

“You gonna do what you did last time?”

well as he knew I would. He really only

non air conditioned room reeks of musk

“I’ll do whatever you want me too.”

had one rule. Don’t tell mom.

and day­old cigars.

“It was heaven, Missy. Pure heaven.”

“Quick, get in.” It was the same every time. After our

I’d be lying if I said I never wondered about a heaven. If there was one in the

forced start, I decided to keep going back. clouds or if there was one on this earth. It was my choice from that point on or so

Where would it be? How would it feel?

I wanted myself to believe. It was easier

What would it sound like? Smell like? I

that way. There is an unspoken power

suppose I never looked for a heaven until

when you feel you’re the one with your

I experienced hell.

hands tightened around the steering

“We’re here.”

wheel and on rare occasions did I ever

“It’s hot.”

feel dominant.

“It’ll be better once we’re in the shade.”

The sense of Jack and my relationship

Jack called me his little angel even

was skewed, but familiarity hardly has

though I didn’t have wings and my feet

connotations of normal behavior. It only

crunched the broken brown needles

becomes normal to us after it’s repeated. as we walked into the canopy of green, Over and over. Normal is stuffing paper

leaving the car on the winding gravel

towels in your mouth after failing a

road. Jack loved the outdoors. The smell

test, so you can have a muted scream

of sweaty bark. The grass underneath

in the girls’ bathroom. I’ve failed plenty. his fingernails and my lavender­scented Normal is taking notes on your arms

braids. The heat. The trees. If I knew any

and pushing down hard until you bruise. better, I’d say this was his heaven. The

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RECIPE KERRILYN GIBSON

MAKES ABOUT 2 LOAVES

LEMON LAVENDER CAKE It’s no mystery that lavender is one of the most soothing fragrances you can get your hands on, and when coupled with calming, lemon it’s simply a dream come true. Never has a pound cake been so relaxed.

1 cup unsalted butter-room temperature 2 cups sugar 3 cups flour 4 large eggs 1 cup buttermilk 1⁄2 tsp salt 1⁄2 tsp baking soda 1 Tbs lemon zest juice of 1 large lemon 1 generous tsp dried lavender buds

Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time fully incorporating addition. Stop and scrape down the sides with a spatula and resume beating until the buttercream frosting. Meanwhile...in a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, salt and combine the lemon zest, lemon juice and buttermilk together. With the mixer on low, the flour and buttermilk, beginning and ending with the flour, in 3 additions. Do not over-mix, just allow the ingredients to come together. Stir in the lavender. Pour into 2 loaf pans that have been coated in pan spray. Bake at 325 F for approximately 50 mins. Check for doneness after 40 minutes. Cake is fully baked when a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.When cool,

1 cup powdered sugar Juice of lemon (more or less to your taste) 1 Tbs cream

pour glaze over.

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WORDS KERRILYN GIBSON

PHOTOGRAPHS CARA KELLY

south bound Over the past few years, the South has received a pretty steady influx of metropolitan expats; those looking to get away from bustling city life and make their way into an easier way of living. In 2012 six of the top ten states with the most population growth were in The South. And the biggest losers in that migration? New York (topping off the list with 3.4 million lost), California, New Jersey, and Illinois–the four states with the largest urban populations in the nation. And this migration, though it may seem sudden at first thought, actually makes perfect sense. Cities have always been bustling metropolises full of opportunity and no shortage of cultural activity. But with the rise of technology in our everyday lives, super busy over stimulating environments like those you would find in, say, New York have suddenly become even more stressful. In the same way that we sometimes need to take technology breaks–breaks that we honestly don’t take often enough–stepping away from our laptops and phones, and engaging each other in genuine connectivity, we also need to sometimes, possibly simultaneously, step away from external stresses that the city provides. For these reasons, the south appeals heavily to overstimulated, overstressed city folk. People who are looking to escape the monotony of their daily lives and make their ways to a place where things seem easier, more ideal. And although desired “decompression” may be attained by escaping and relocating to somewhere below the Mason Dixon line, however temporarily or permanently one may be doing so, there’s nothing to say that a northerner’s idea of the south isn’t completely jaded. They say that stereotypes are based off of facts, and so we can’t argue that there’s some merit in the ease and simplicity of the Southern region. But if you’re questioning whether you have an idealized or stereotypical view of the South, here are some clues that you might be visiting for the wrong reasons: If you visit hoping to connect with your inner Scarlett O’Hara. If you visit expecting to sit in a rocking chair, sipping a mint julep and gossiping. If you visit imagining that a dapper southern lady or gent , with the perfect southern drawl, is going to sweep you off your feet. And if you visit expecting as someone coming from a bustling city, that you will never be bored out of your mind on a Saturday night. Stereotypes and all, migrating down south in order to to decompress and destress has become almost common practice. The South boasts a certain sense of community, a comfort if you will. To live here is to love it… To live here is also to accept its somewhat sordid past, along with all of its former, recently, reclaimed glory. As a place formerly scorned, continuously ridiculed for being low brow, and generally considered to have stood on the “wrong” side of history more than once, the American South is slowly, under the pressure of those who understand it’s full potential transforming into a gem. Post Civil War, the region struggled to bounce back from battle scars. The abolition of slavery left fields unattended, and a large population of African American free to work, yet perpetually unemployed. The south had long been the cotton capital of the nation, and with the rise of industrialization, textile

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mills sprang up like wildfire across the region. Cities began to capitalized on their proximity to water, importing and exporting goods. And yet other regions turned to industrial production; Birmingham, Alabama, for example, became the steel hub of the country. However, this industrialization surge was not a solution to the South’s problems, and racial tensions continued for decades to come. Production fell to a simmer as goods became available from foreign markets for much much cheaper, and thus the south fell from its former glory. Thanks to increased nationalism and decreased fondness of imported goods, industry and manufacturing are migrating back down south. And why not? The equation remains relatively the same as it did after the Civil War. The American South is still teeming with land, and people, that can back forward-thinking, Made in America initiatives. One-hundred seventeen million people currently reside in the Southernmost United States, making it the most populated region in the nation. That, coupled with the fact that the cost of living is significantly lower and the quality of life is significantly higher, it’s no wonder that the area be appealing to northern migrants. In Nashville, a city universally known for country music, small fashion companies are laying down stakes for long term development. Artisan denim company Imogen and Willie is bringing textiles craft back to the city with men’s and women’s denim jeans made entirely in house. Nashville itself is growing rapidly, due to its central location, established but currently growing music culture, and booming job market. New Orleans has gained major attention in its developing ten years after hurricane Katrina, remaining one of the biggest

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tourist cities in the nation, is a hotbed of art and creativity; perfect for budding artistic types without the financial backing to pursue their art in more expensive locales. Additionally the American film industry, and all of its celebrity has migrated from expensive film studios in LA in favor of cheaper locations with less red tape. Locations like New Orleans, Atlanta, and Savannah attract film and TV productions like flies to honey. And still northern ex-pats come; seeking the music, food, and art–the cornerstone attractions for any popular city–which are in these cities, infused with a distinct Southern flair. Ultimately people venture to the American South to find what they’re lacking in other locations. Whether it’s inexpensive housing, a sense of community, thriving art and culture, or simply an escape from monotonous city life the south has plenty to offer expats and locals alike.


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WORDS CELINE AQUINO

PHOTOGRAPHS GRACE AQUINO

FAMILY MATTERS The modern family is difficult to define. Changes in structure, shifting ideals and values, the rise of family bloggers have all worked to re-weave the fabric of what the ideal family looks like.

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A millennial, by definition, is a person

to be heavily immersed in technology

reaching young adulthood around the

from an early age. We watched technology

year 2000; a Generation Year. That’s us. evolve into what it is today, we were the We are the ideal target market for any

guinea pigs on every gadget invented.

business, mainly because we are finally And as a result of our knowledge of at the age where we are real (somewhat)

technology, and the advancements that

stable adults. We have degrees, hopefully

have been made since we ere children,

have earned ourselves a job in our

our kids have every possible piece of

desired field, and even have a family

technology they need.

started. According to statistics, we are

Not only are we the generation to

not only the largest, but also the most

experience the evolution of technology,

diverse generation.

we are the generation to experience the

Being that we are so diverse, our

evolution of social media. Right now, it is

generation has changed the societal

the best and probably only way to reach

views on what makes up a family. The

us and maintain our attention. We are

times when the father was the sole

so highly influenced by what we see on

breadwinner of the family and the

social media, that companies are trying

mother as caregiver and homemaker

to advertise and appeal to us that way,

have slowly faded out. From interracial

families especially. The personalities

families, same-sex parents, to single

who represent millennial parents on

parents, there is no “normal” family

social media are well groomed, cohesive,

anymore. Traditional American family

seemingly perfect. It is though them that

life as we know it has changed in almost

we realize just how important aesthetics

every aspect.

are

to

the

millennial

generation.

We as millennial love to spend money Aesthetics are so important to us as and see what’s new in technology. There

individuals and now that we have kids,

is no other desirable market but us. Now

we’ve vowed not to lose ourselves as

that we have priorities other than what

individuals, or to lose our interest in

we want for ourselves, our interests

keeping our personal aesthetics. These

in what we buy shifts more towards

aesthetic ideals are what we carry on to

the wants and needs of our children. our children, our personal bubbles just Growing up, we were the first generation

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expand to include them.


“These aesthetic ideals are what we carry on to our children, our personal bubbles just expand to include them.”

Many bloggers have now begun partnerships with companies to endorse products, in a way that celebrities would traditionally

do.

Scrolling

through

Instagram, you are bound to run into some sort of endorsement or partnership on your feed. To these family bloggers, this is a good source of income; to their fellow millennials, it’s a way to influence purchase power, and a way to sell the new millennial family ideal. And ideal which, though less restrictive in structure, still loosely follows a formula. Pretty parents who

don’t

surrender

their

former

interests just because they’re parents now, well dressed minnie­me kids, and a home with an aligned aesthetic. The millennial family is hard to define. Other than being a conscious set of one or more adults and one or more children, there are few parameters we can widely use to define it. But we can say that the millennial family, in all of its glory is a uniquely beautiful “now” thing.

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WORDS MAGGIE DILLON

ILLUSTRATION JOSHUA MCLEOD

STYLING CHANELLE BERTELSEN

DENIM RE-BIRTH Denim, a textile which has its roots firmly planted in the South, is uniquely American. Everyone has a favorite piece of denim, or a memory attached to their favorite pair of jeans which holds a special place in our hearts (and in our closets).

They have been lived in, worked in, and played in. Regardless

Jeans has always played a vital role in the south, and

of who has owned them previously or how old they are, jeans

now the mixing and reuse of denim presents infinite styling

has a mystical ability to adapt from person to person. Denim

possibilities. The key to pulling off the mixed denim look is the

is beginning to resurface in popularity in the South in a big

balance between lights and darks and heavy and light weights.

way, and with the idea of sustainability at the forefront of A darker wash creates a slimming effect, while lighter shades fashion, the recycled denim craze is the perfect way to spice

of denim draw the eye into the body. And differentiating fabric

up any wardrobe. So dig into your closet, pull out those old

weights will help create texture within your outfit.

bell-bottoms from the seventies, and that tattered denim work

Make your old denim new! There’s no better time than

shirt you borrowed from a distant ex-boyfriend because they

the present to pull out those styles from the past that have

suddenly have a new purpose in life. Denim originated from the need for thick and durable fabric

been boxed away, slid to the back of the closet, or donated. As simple as it sounds, fostering a sense of sustainability

able to with stand the wear and tear of strenuous work activities. through reinventing your old denim will have an impact on These popular work pants were dyed with indigo because the

your personal sustainability journey. Recycling denim allows

darker the color, the better chance of hiding dirt. Since then, for a wide variation in style, and gives off an effortlessly putdenim has been worn by miners, farmhands, cowboys, rebels, together vibe. hippies, hip-hop artists, and fashionistas alike. It’s truly universal.

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WORDS KERRILYN GIBSON

PHOTOGRPAHS MICHAEL SCHALK

BRUNCH AT THE FLORENCE There’s nothing more southern than a slow Sunday morning... and there’s nothing more enjoyable than a slow Sunday morning spent brunching (yes, brunching is most definitely a verb) with friends. Our buddies at The Florence in Savannah, Georgia have mastered the art of brunch. Ahead: fresh, local ingredients merged with traditional Italian dishes, topped off with a southern twist & the low down on the perfect southern brunch.

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PORK BELLY + EGG

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TASSO HASH

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BLACKBERRY DANISH

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WORDS KALEIGH MATTINGLY

PHOTOGRPAHS JOSHUA MCLEOD

SWEET AS CAN BE Sweet tea is to the American South as wine is to the South of France. Just as wine has been tweaked and evolved over the years, so has sweet tea.

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In the south, there is pretty much only one thing everyone can

Who doesn’t want the real stuff? Below the Mason­Dixon line,

agree on, and that one thing is sweet tea. Sweet tea is a delicacy

it is not uncommon to judge restaurants solely on their sweet

typically only found in the south. There is nothing better than tea. Ask a southerner which place has the best sweet tea, and I a nice big glass of ice cold sweet tea on a hot and humid day.

guarantee, they will be able to name the exact location of their

As Dolly Parton’s character says in the iconic movie Steel

favorite sweet tea spot.

Magnolias, sweet tea is the “house wine of the south.”. And as

But, try taking a southerner to New York City. They will be

any true southern knows, attempting to order said house wine

completely lost beverage­wise. They may be able to drink Coke

up north and is simply NOT the same.In fact, sweet tea has

or Pepsi, but it is not the same as sweet tea. When you visit

been the signature drink of the south since about 1879 when a

the south and have a cold glass of sweet tea, you will realize

cookbook written by Marion Cabell Tyree was released with a

the amazing sensation of sweet tea. There’s something special

recipe that added sugar to iced tea.

about sweet tea that no one can really put a finger on. Even

The South’s signature drink gained popularity during the

sweet tea experts can’t explain the phenomenon of sweet tea.

American Prohibition when people had to find alternatives to

Maybe it’s a nostalgic thing, remembering summers as a child

alcohol. Today, however, people mix a lot of alcohol with their

drinking from a glass at grandma’s house, or maybe it’s simply

sweet tea. Most commonly, bourbon or whiskey is mixed with

a cultural adoption. Either way tea is essential to southern

sweet tea as the woody flavors really complement black tea. lifestyle. When creating flavored sweet tea, alcohol doesn’t have to be

Sweet tea isn’t just a steeped leaves with sugar thrown on

used, of course. Yet, boozy or not, peach tea is definitely one

the tables of every southern home. It isn’t just a beverage

of the favorite flavors of sweet tea in the south. Since the state

option. Sweet tea is a symbol of hospitality. It is a symbol for

fruit of Georgia is the peach, it should come as no surprise that

heart and home. It is a symbol of neighbors and love. Never

peach tea is still one of the most prevalent flavors.

are you offered sweet tea from someone who doesn’t truly have

Studies (and personal experiences, for that matter) have

passion in their heart. In the south, tea is made with love. So,

shown that southerners have a strong taste for sugar. It seems

the next time you’re offered a tall glass of sweet tea, smile and

that everything consumed in the south has at least a little bit of

be grateful the same way you would if someone invited you into

sugar in it. But southerners would not want it any other way.

their home in the way of an old friend, because, really, they just

So it goes without saying that here is a lot of sugar, thought,

did.

and concern that goes into making the perfect southern sweet tea. It has to be just right or it doesn’t make the cut. Tea that is excessively sweet is gross. But unsweet tea is even worse, so getting the steeped tea flavor to sugar ratio spot on is

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24 HOURS WITH VICTOR + ALEXANDER Victor + Alexander is a name some may recognize, but few know the man behind the brand. Joshua McLeod launched the southern based online storefront Victor + Alexander in 2013 with the idea of providing handcrafted vegan leather goods, made to order. We spent the day with him to see what a business owner, who just so happens to still be in college, does in 24 hours.

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Alarm goes off.

7:09 AM

Snooze, then back to bed.

7:40 AM

Alarm #2.

7:54 AM

Scroll: Instagram, Facebook, Emails, Tumblr (in that order).

8:15 AM

Hop out of bed and get dressed.

8:40 AM

Start making breakfast - Usually pancakes and bacon.

8:50 AM

Commence coffee.

9:14 AM

Wake up my roommate for breakfast.

9:33 AM

Eat breakfast.

9:45 AM

Go over tasks for the day and respond to emails.

10:00 AM

Victor + Alexander accounting - yuck.

10:52 AM

Fabric run.

12:10 PM

Cut the fabric I just bought.

1:43 PM

Get ready to head to class.

2:00 PM

Class - yuck 2.0.

4:28 PM

Leave class.

4:34 PM

Get coffee.

4:55 PM

Arrive at home.

5:10 PM

Work on constructing bags.

6:30 PM

Dance break - Instinct by BB Diamond.

6:34 PM

Back to work.

7:00 PM

Start dinner.

7:45 PM

Eat dinner.

8:00 PM

Continue working on bags.

9:30 PM

Start class assignments.

11:54 PM

Shower and prepare for bed.

12:14 AM

Get into bed.

12:15 AM

Scroll: Instagram, Faecbook, Emails, Tumblr (in that order).

12:25 AM

Lights out

7:00 AM

“5 more minutes please.”

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LUCKY TIGER LIQUID CREAM SHAVE

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WORDS & PHOTOGRAPHS JOSHUA MCLEOD

THE ART OF GROOMING A southern gentleman knows the importance of looking good. An arsenal of stylish yet effective products that will help him scrub up and get suave in no time is key. From shaving, to showering, to skincare, to scent, we’ve covered all the bases on what every gentleman needs to to look his very best, with plenty bang for his buck.

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BAXTER OF CALIFORNIA GROOMING LOTION

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PHOTOGRAPH CARA KELLY

INCIDENTALLY When a relationship is not purposeful, it simply becomes an incident. Here, we explore the implications of having no implications, and the unexpected discomfort that an almost relationship carries.

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“... and for you to never stop telling me stories between neck kisses.”

I’d known you for years. I think that’s important to note in this situation. It’s been about twelve, to be exact. And I was always a little bit afraid to get close to you. To ask you the questions I wanted to ask you, and to sit too close, just in case you really noticed me. Despite my hesitance, we had a few really good conversations over the years. There were heated discussions in our high school cafeteria over pizza that tasted like cardboard. And I always admired you for your sharp mind and your fingers. On lazy Friday nights in our hometown, you played the guitar and mesmerized me with your dexterity. I’ve lost you for a few times here and there; for months, sometimes years we didn’t really speak. I’d had an inkling that we were connected, or would someday be connected in some way, but I could never put my finger on it. I’d think about you every once in awhile, but I never reached out to you because I spent all that time feeling unsure. It wasn’t really on purpose. I didn’t intentionally stonewall communication, but I didn’t try to foster it either. You dated my close friend, Clara for a few years. She was cute, and small, and doe eyed, and she always made me feel slightly insecure. Like I was too tall and too noticeable. We are no longer friends. This, another thing that wasn’t really on purpose. We both grew up and out, and went down separate paths which didn’t ever really cross again until one day in Urban Outfitters around Christmas time. It was winter break from college and she was shopping for boots. We walked around the store for an hour talking about nothing. I bought a dress that I never wore. I spoke to you for the first time again during the summer. You sent me music recommendations and I only liked about half of them, but I told you the ones I liked the most and I made a playlist of them. We were both busy. I went away to study abroad for three months, and when I came home you messaged me. You said you were hanging out with some friends and you missed me after all these years. You invited me over, and it was strange at first, but after a while things felt

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natural, easy. We drove around, ate sub sandwiches at that

it was intentional. Except in the way that it was intentionally

place your friend works at. I met your roommates and you open ended, and driven by feelings that had had steeped for warned me that you hadn’t called me because you were looking

years.

for anything but friendship. My heart fell a little bit, when you

So from then on I started thinking about you. Like Frank

said that…and I realized that I cared. But not on purpose, I

Ocean thinking about you. Except it wasn’t that deep, but it

didn’t want to.

was that real. It felt that real. Probably because it was a new

We hung out a few more times, with our best friends in thing, still new and cliche, and also probably because I’d never tow, and together alone and we explored places, wandering

allowed myself to really consider the possibilities that you

aimlessly along sidewalks slick with fallen leaves. We talked

stood for.

about the past, and the present. We talked about everything.

I went back to school, buried myself in work. You messaged

Everything except the future, which remained up in the air and

me every once in awhile, called every once in awhile and we

full of tension.

talked about how you were dropping out of school, because

You told me that you had had a crush on me since we were

“it’s not for everyone, honestly”.

You showered me with

kids, and I’m sure I stared at you with wide eyes. You said you

compliments, and made me feel so valid. And I started kind of

hadn’t known what to do about it, that you ignored it when you

falling for you, like Tegan and Sarah falling for you. And that

when you were dating Clara, that you and Clara ended things

absolutely wasn’t on purpose.

on bad terms because you were both good Christian kids and

We spoke of the past, and the present, and everything. Always

you didn’t have sex for your whole four year relationship. You

everything but the future. We made open ended plans to get

said that led to resentment and a drunken one night stand well

together, and continued to talk occasionally. And somehow

after the breakup. You said you had always admired my sharp

eventually we stopped. We got busy, and we lost each other

mind and the fact that I seemed unaware of my beauty. And

in the fold. You went back to school because you “really really

that I mesmerized you on lazy Friday nights in our hometown

missed it, honestly.” I lost you to life and its changes. And it

when you were supposed to be paying attention to your guitar.

wasn’t on purpose, not at all. But there it was, happening,

Nothing was intentional. Not the comment I made about your room, about how the deep red color was “a definite aphrodisiac”. Not when you sat on the couch, so close to me that your bent knee rested on my thigh. Not the moment when our lips met for the first time. Not our movement from couch to bed, and definitely not me staying until almost 3 am and unsuccessfully sneaking into my parent’s house 30 minutes later. None of it was on purpose. Though not intentional, it happened. And you said that you wanted me to stay, all night, all day in your bed. Maybe forever, I thought. But that was just a maybe, because you also said, we didn’t have to do this again if we didn’t want to, and that we didn’t have to date or anything if we didn’t want to. I didn’t really know what I wanted though, other than for you to continue looking me in the eye and really listening to what I had to say, for Spooky Black to continue playing in the background forever, and for you to never stop telling me stories between neck kisses. None of it was committal, and none of

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WORDS BY KERRILYN GIBSON

The Essence of Home Home is more than just a few walls and a bed. Home is a feeling, and it’s not one that every space has. There is no greater feeling than that

personally identify and free up space for

haven gives off. You could have the most

of stepping into a place where you feel

things that you truly cherish.

well decorated room in the world, but if

instantly comfortable and welcomed.

It’s difficult to achieve a more authentic

This feeling of familiarity could find

living experience, in a time which puts so

you anywhere; in a place you’ve spent

much emphasis on consumption. But,

We’re not just talking about the people

countless hours, or a place you’ve just

identifying the things you truly won’t

you are, for better or for worse, blood

it’s filled with toxic energy, all will be for naught.

stepped foot into for the first time. And

miss with in a space will allow you to

related to, we also mean to include

although it may happen at any time in

make a greater connection with your

the family you choose: friends you

any place, feeling immediately welcomed

living area. Make old things new, make

surround yourself with, the neighbors

in a space, especially a new one, is a rarity. new things your own, borrow ideas from

and coworkers you socialize with, they’re

Experiencing a connection the first time

friends and family members and steal

all included. Take a strong stance about

you enter a space is akin to a feeling of

ideas from other rooms that inspire you. the people you let into your home & into

deja vu. And the level of comfort and

Don’t over plan. Let it all come together

your life because that is just as important

ease that a beautiful space can provide is

organically.

as the perfect coffee table you spent four

enough to put the most anxious person a

The most most homey and comforting

months trying to find.

spaces I’ve ever entered have all been

little more at ease. Sure we’ve all seen articles outlining tips

There is also definitely something

put together over the course of time, to be said for atmosphere. The feeling

to make your home more comfortable

sometimes a few months, other times

and cozy. There’s always the common

a few years, and then still sometimes

just the right paint color, or your favorite

problem solvers like bringing more

they took a lifetime to reach their fullest

record playing in the background has

texture into a space, and lighting a few

essence.

the potential to make a normal space

candles, and these may very well make

probably one of my favorite spaces ever. feel extraordinary.

My grandmother’s house is

that’s created by dramatic draperies, or

Little details, like

an environment more homey. But the

She accumulated trinkets and furniture

essence of home goes much deeper than

over the course of some 40 odd years, pet’s favorite toy add character to a space,

ornamental fixtures. It’s about evoking

and I never felt more at home than I

and make a space that may otherwise feel

a feeling, and creating a bond within a

did in the huge brass bed she had in her

sterile and bland come to life.

space. If you’re concerned about making

artwork done by a close friend, or your

spare bedroom. It’s a piece of furniture

It’s easy to fall into a decorating rut,

that means a whole lot more to me than

a mold if you will, that doesn’t allow for

sure other people are comfortable in

would a bed frame I settled on from Ikea, optimal personalization or creativity;

your home you must first be comfortable

and it’s something I hope to one day

purchasing the same Ikea furniture

there.

adopt into my own home.

that all your friends have and placing

Authenticity is key to defining

your space and making connections.

Decidedly, not everyone has family

it sporadically around your space feels

Adopt a philosophy of minimal collection

heirlooms they can (or for that matter, temporary, impersonal, and fleeting.

which will help you create better bonds

want) to incorporate into their space. So,

Investing in pieces that pinpoint your

Commit to not

on a less material level, a feeling of home

style and aesthetic transforms your space

adopting anything into the fold of your

can be built around people. The people

into an extension of you, which let’s be

life that you do not absolutely love. Let

you welcome into your personal space

honest, is the true essence of home.

go of items you don’t emotionally or

have a huge impact on the vibes your safe

within your space.

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WORDS CHANELLE BERTELSEN

PHOTOGRAPH MICHAEL SCHALK

FROM FARM TO TABLE Eating healthy doesn’t have to be boring. Beautiful colors, bold flavors, and interesting taste combinations can be found at the drop of a hat at your local farmer’s market.

I have always loved simple things in life, not to mention food. vegan or not the feeling in the morning collecting chicken’s When I say simple, I don’t mean tasteless or unappetizing. For

eggs, picking fresh berries for a blackberry pie, catching your

the majority of my life I had no clue what being a vegan was

own trout for dinner to sipping your own farm brewed wine is a

until my cousin brought home his new girlfriend.

nostalgic feeling. You start to take pride in what you eat.

I was born into a family who ate well; dinner usually

That feeling of pride extends to me when shopping for fresh

consisted of chicken and vegetables. Nothing too extravagant. produce at the farmer’s market. I get so excited to peruse the After traveling to New Foundland off the east coast of Canada

fruit and vegetables. There is definitely something to be said

I was introduced to the term vegan once again. It took me a

about enjoying all the bright colors and smells that nature

while to understand the concept and I started to ask questions. made. And although many of us live nowhere near a farm and I quickly found that being vegan comes with its perks. rely on farmers markets and grocery stores to provide stapes, Groceries are cheaper, and if dishes are made correctly they

we can, in a couple of easy steps, make a simple dinner dish

can last up to a week, saving even more money. Most people

straight from the farm(er’s market) to the table.

switch to veganism and can’t maintain the lifestyle. Usually that can be attributed to not eating enough and not eating the right things at the right times. I’ve found that simplicity is key when it comes to meal planning and that mapping out uncomplicated dishes for the week will help you to stay on goal. My movement started out small. I introduced alternatives into my diet such as almond milk and soymilk. I managed to get my family to begin the switch too. Making the switch wasn’t easy, but taking small steps will ease your way into the lifestyle. I challenge readers to have one vegan meal a day at first. Becoming vegan is about understanding your body and how it operates. The simple dietary changes made huge difference. I noticed changes in my complexion and skin, and improvements in autoimmune problems. I lived on a farm a good portion of my life and the feeling of farm to table is an amazing experience. No matter if you’re

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WORDS MAGGIE DILLON

PHOTOGRAPHS CARA KELLY

STYLING MAGGIE DILLON CELINE AQUINO GOORIN BROS.

TOP IT OFF The hat is arguably the most compelling accessory that a well­ dressed man could choose. It has the ability to make a persuasive, thought provoking, and memorable. Wear something once and it’s novel, the second time it’s familiar, the third time it becomes your signature. Your hat choice evokes classic style with a slight sense of conventionalism.

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THE WEIZEN

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THE COUNTY LINE

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THE GOOD BOY

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THE AUGUST JONES

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THE SAMSON

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THE CARMEL RIVER

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WORDS & PHOTOGRAPHS JOSHUA MCLEOD

LET’S GET NAKED Nothing says “Welcome to the Sweet South” like a beautifully decorated naked cake. From rustic weddings, to tea parties, naked cakes create an ambiance of natural, effortless beauty. Who says you can’t decorate your cake and eat it too?

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RECIPE MAGGIE DILLON

SERVES 4

BOILED PEANUT HUMMUS This southern inspired twist on traditional chickpea hummus reinvigorates what boiled peanuts mean to the South. Perfect for a quick snack or a small meal, this savory hummus dip speaks to the joy of southern cooking and how to eat southern while maintaining a healthy, organic diet. You’ll be making this instant classic over and over again. Once you’re comfortable, feel free to experiment with flavors and preparation methods, making it your own.

1 cup boiled peanuts

Place the first seven ingredients in a food processor until

1 cup chickpeas

smooth, stopping to scrape down sides.

2 tablespoons tahini

With processor running, pour olive oil through food chute

2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

in a slow, steady stream, processing until mixture is smooth.

1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley

Stir in water, 1 Tbsp. at a time, for desired spreading

1 teaspoon minced fresh garlic

consistency.

4 tablespoons water

Garnish with parsley and red peper flakes, if desired and

1/4 teaspoon ground cumin

serve with pita rounds or a mixture of fresh garden vegetables.

Pinch of ground red pepper 2 tablespoons olive oil Pita rounds or pita chips

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RECIPE KELEIGH MATTINGLY

SERVES 4

SOUTHERN SHANDY This southern inspired twist on traditional chickpea hummus reinvigorates what boiled peanuts mean to the South. Perfect for a quick snack or a small meal, this savory hummus dip speaks to the joy of southern cooking and how to eat southern while maintaining a healthy, organic diet. You’ll be making this instant classic over and over again. Once you’re comfortable, feel free to experiment with flavors and preparation methods, making it your own.

3 12 oz bottles of ice cold beer (not dark)

Combine your ingridients into an ice filled martini shaker.

4 cups of lemonade chilled

Shake the mixture well. Prepare four glasses with fresh ice and

½ cup peach brandy

pour cocktail into glasses. Finish it off with a lemon garnish and paper straw.

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INTERVIEW CELINE AQUINO

PHOTOGRAPHS CARA KELLY

STYLING CHRISTIAN ROY MICHAEL EZZELL

20 QUESTIONS WITH & For an artist, it can sometimes be difficult to identify where work ends and life begins. There is a very fluid relationship between labor, and love. Artists, and boyfriends, Christian Roy and Michael Ezzell chat with us about how life imitates art and how art influences life.

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What’s your favortie thing to illustrate lately?

Favorite room in the house? Why?

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Who is your favorite band/artist/song to listen to while doing work?

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If you could listen to one song for the rest of your life what would it be?

What makes you feel the most at home?

What’s your favorite texture?

Current show you two are binge watching?

Coffee or tea? Sugar or honey?

Do you fold or scrunch your toilet paper?

What was your first thought when you woke up this morning?

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How does your art influence your home?

Cooking or baking? Signature dish?

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What’s your dog’s name?

Words to live by or favorite quote?

What’s the best rule you’ve ever broken?

What’s the first thing you do when you get home after a long day?

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Favorite feeling?

What word best describes your relationship?

What was the last text you sent?

What was the worst critique you’ve received?

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WORDS CELINE AQUINO

PHOTOGRAPH ANDREW WAGENHALS

THE GOLDEN ISLE DETOX

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“The beauty of the island provides the perfect atmosphere for much needed workweek decompression.”

It’s a Friday morning drive to Jekyll Island, an island right off the coast of Georgia and considered to be one of the Golden Isles. You’ve had a full workweek and are beyond in need of a weekend off. Why not spend it on a beautiful island relaxing with a glass of wine? A digital detox, if you will. Step one to a weekend of relaxation—unplug. Well, maybe keep the camera on your phone handy. Ignore the work emails, delete your apps for the weekend, and breathe in the sweet southern air. We get so caught up in our busy schedules and excessive work that we forget about what this world has to offer us. Step two in the Golden Isle Detox—horseback riding on the beach. How much more connected to nature could you get? You have the option of a sunset ride or even a moonlight ride on Driftwood Beach. Take your significant other and make it the most romantic date possible. Step three is obviously dinner on the wharf. Our recommendation? Latitude31° is a restaurant and rah bar in the historic landmark district of Jekyll Island. Fresh seafood by the water, live music, and good conversation makes for a perfect close to date night. Order yourself the low country boil, a margarita from the rah bar, and the house­made key lime pie and ease yourself into pure southern bliss. There’s so much history packed into this island that it would be silly not to take advantage of a tour as step four. Built in the late 1800’s, The Jekyll Island Club itself was the most exclusive private club of its time. Its extravagant southern Victorian style takes you back in time to how Rockefeller and Vanderbilt spent their days on the island. A quick journey into the past will take your mind off the present for a bit before Monday rolls back around and reality hits you. The beauty of the island provides the perfect atmosphere for much needed workweek decompression. Take in all the sights, sounds, smells and experiences the Jekyll has to offer. Remember, it’s your weekend off, so don’t forget to enjoy it.

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WORDS CHANELLE BERTELSEN

ILLUSTRAIONS BROOKE SMITH

Southern Soul

Music is the soul of the South. Here the

to be a nightmare. The Casket Sharp

blues and jazz sizzle with every glass of

duo is one of many groups to travel

Tennessee brewed whiskey. After a long

deep into the south to pursue their art.

tradition of southern sound, today’s

Primarily because, “the tunes always

southern music is redefining what it

have to change” according to William,

means to be quintessentially southern.

and exposing oneself to a different

Meet newly married couple William and Anna Cusack. William is a tattooed preacher and Anna a kindred spirited reptile painter.

perspective is the best way to make sure they do. Their songs aren’t about what you

They call each other

would normally think; breakups and

the painter and the poet for obvious

makeups and such, rather their music

reasons, and it is evident when listening

is about a feeling or a single emotion.

to their EP that their unique careers

William and Anna really want their

and dispositions definitely inform their

listeners to think about and interpret

music.

the music. The newlyweds express their

Both Taxes born, William and Anna

faith through their music, often drawing

love the cool sway of the underground

on experiences and feelings from certain

music scene in Savannah, GA where they

situations and how their faith impacted

currently reside. Over the past few years, those moments. they have established their life in Georgia

Last March, Casket Sharp released

and formed the band Casket Sharp, an

three demos that capture their artistic

ultimate hybrid of past and present. You

journey thus far; hilighting the ups and

could probably most accurately call it

the downs of music making in the south.

Blue eyed soul meets Rock ‘n’ Roll, but

Thriving on community, the artists

honestly you’d have to hear it for yourself. truly look to one another for further, William and Anna both feel that

constant inspiration as they redefine the

it’s important to challenge the music

stereotypical, young southern married

scene here in Savannah and consider

couple one song at a time.

having stagnant material as singers

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ESSAY KALEIGH MATTINGLY

The Perfect Pair(ing)

When you sit down to drink a glass of and you are unsure about what wine to

Some wine and cheese pairings:

wine, what do you think should go with choose with your cheese, ask. The sales

Brie- Bubbly white wines, Proseccos or

it? If you think cheese, you are correct. associate, typically assigned to that

Champagne

Wine and cheese pairings have been department, should not hesitate to help. Alpine (Swiss cheese)- Red wines, Italian red wines, dry red wines around for about 2000 years, which is That’s what they’re there for. an incredibly long time. All wines have

Rule number four: Don’t assume

a specific cheese that pairs well with it. that all cheeses go with red wine. That The reason is quite interesting. Cheese is a common wine and cheese pairing has fatty oils, which cause the mouth mistake. Studies have shown that many to feel slimy when eating it. Drinking white wines pair better with cheese than wine causes the mouth to feel dry. When reds. Goat cheese, gruyere, Munster, and combining the two, the mouth becomes bleu cheeses are examples of cheeses that

Creamy cheese (Taleggio or semisoft styles)-Sweet white wines, Pinot Grigio, Hard cheese- Almost any wines that are not sweet Pungent cheese- Red wines Goat Cheese- White wine

happy. With this being said, there are go well with white wines. If you prefer red wines over white wines, be sure to rules to pairing wines and cheeses. Rule number one: Trust your taste pick a lighter red so as not to overwhelm buds. If it doesn’t taste right together, the taste buds.

don’t eat/drink it. Typically, stronger

Rule number five: The final rule of

cheeses go with stronger wines. More pairing wine and cheese is to do what you mild cheeses, of course, goes with more want. As I said before, if it doesn’t taste mild wines. Just because a cheese is right together do not eat it. Make sure creamy does not mean that it is mild. to sample all of the cheeses and wines

It could possibly be very strong. Make before serving. And if you find a pairing sure to taste test before pairing. It’s all a you prefer over what was recommended

part of the science of pairing wines and to you, then by all means make them a match. If you find one that you do not cheeses. Rule number two: When creating a think pairs well together, switch them cheese board, do not overload in cheese. out. Think personally, but don’t over

It is important to have a variety of strong think it. Wine and cheese will always be a and mild cheeses, but not to have too

many, especially if you’re hosting a party classic hors d’oeurve to have at any because your guests will be confused dinner party. Not only are solid wine

among all the options. For a party, 5-8 and cheese pairings delicious, they are different cheeses is the sweet spot. You, also a great conversation starter and a however, do not need 5-8 wines. Three wines, at the most, is plenty. Rule number three: Don’t be afraid to ask for help. If you are at a grocery store

signifier to any guest that you’ve put a lot

of thought into their experience. It shows your guests that you put effort into your hosting.

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WORDS KERRILYN GIBSON

PHOTOGRAPHS JOSHUA MCLEOD

OPTICAL ALIGNMENT For the seeing impaired, no matter how severely or mildly, glasses are an extension of us. Of our faces, our personalities, and dare we say, our inner selves.

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DOWNING - WARBY PARKER

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INTERVIEW & PHOTOGRAPH JOSHUA MCLEOD

PURE IMAGINATION Everyone’s sleeping habits are different, and Adam Turoni’s are no exception. Here we get nosy, and delve into this Savannah chocolatier’s Pure Imagination.

What time do you wake up? Twelve noon. (Without feeling guilty)

Where is the best place you’ve fallen asleep? On the beach in Barcelona, Spain, unexpected but amazing.

How does your alarm sound? Very loud. Loudest setting on my phone, to make Describe your bed in 3 words. Comfortable, firm, extra high off the ground. sure it gets me up. It sounds like an electric ding. Whats the first thing you do in the morning? Jump in the shower! Coffee or Tea? Coffee What do you have for breakfast? Nothing. Where do you sleep best? In my bed. Do you have any rituals before going to bed? I like to eat something. Do you care about what you wear for sleeping? No. I sleep nude.

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What do you want to dream about tonight? I once had a dream that I was working at a highend New York restaurant and it was crazy. They asked me to make something with cereal (lucky charms, I think) and something with a cookie. I woke up and found I had a had a couple great ideas for my chocolates. So...I guess another pastry dream.


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Kinfolk Gatherings PHOTOGRAPHS SAVANNAH, GEORGIA: CARA KELLY KINFOLK

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Savannah is known for its charm and history, eerie magical aura, and stunning sights. A city notorious for its squares, we thought that it was only fitting for this month’s gathering to be a picnic in the park—literally. So we set up camp, or rather a blanket and plates, in Forsyth Park to create the most magnificent picnic the city has ever seen. A small but sweet gathering resulted in a dinner that was alluringly simple and we may have indulged in a bit too much cake, spiked sweet tea, and of course bread and cheese.

We simply cannot thank our event community around the globe enough for another outstanding series of Kinfolk gatherings. For information on our upcoming events this year and next, please visit us at www.kinfolk.com/events/

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