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Get South on the go! Take your issue to the beach with South’s digital edition. View it on your iPad or tablet and don’t worry about your pages blowing in the wind.

T H E S OU T H E R N GU I D E TO A M E R I C A N PI C K I NG WHERE TO FIND THE BEST ANTIQUES AND STEALS

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S OU T H ’ S G R E AT E ST DA D S

C E L E B R AT I N G P R O U D PA PA S ➼ M ATTIE SCH U L ER

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H AU T E H A I R S H OW THE HOTTEST H A IR STYLES

PHOTOGR A PH Y

B Y T R AV I S T E A T E

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APPS AND GADGETS

QUICK TRIPS

Seven apps to help fix up your home

Grab your paddle and head to the rapids

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TOP GEAR FOR A BEACH DAY

Here’s what you need this summer

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STYLE WITH A (RE)PURPOSE

Repurposing is the newest trend in home design, and Savannah is front and center

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BEST BEACH VACATIONS

All nearby —the very best of the region

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CHEWING THE FAT

SOUTH’S GREATEST HOMES

Take a peek inside these stylish homes

Watch out for these new restaurants popping up around town

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KENNY DAVIS

Top chef Hugh Acheson is making his way to Savannah

The celebrity designer tells South how he lives his life in color

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THE GAME CHANGER

SUMMER AND SMOKE

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BEHIND THE SCENES

Ever wonder what it’s like to be a beauty queen?

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FROM SAV TO MLB

How the Reddick family made a comeback

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The Kings and Queens of Savannah’s best BBQ

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BEST SOUTHERN FESTS

This summer’s festivals aren’t short on music, food or fun

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JCB MUD RUN

Lace up and get dirty with the JCB Mud Run on June 1 5

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EVENT CALENDAR

The don’t-miss events for June and July

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WSAV’s Natalie Hendrix of The Southern Scene spills all

66 ......... SOUTHERN COMFORT: COOL HOME DESIGNS Featuring top home & design professionals

128 ....... SOUTH’S FINEST SPAS & SALONS Featuring the top stylists

1 40....... GUIDE TO LOOKING AND FEELING YOUNG Featuring the top anti-aging doctors

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publishers letter

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TO TREND IS HUMAN

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KEEPING UP W ITH TR ENDS ISN’T E A S Y, E S P E C I A L LY W I T H T H E PA C E OF C H A N GE S E E M I N GLY AC C E L E R ATI N G A L L T H E T I M E . Today, some things come and go faster than we even can assimilate them in any meaningful way. I probably shouldn’t be telling you this. I am, after all, the proprietor of a publication whose mission includes documenting and celebrating what’s new and what’s next. But as we were assembling this , our Hot Issue, I was reminded that this is hardly a con temporary problem. Tens of thousands of years ago, one of our early ances tors first wondered whether TRENDY? DEFINITELY NOT. BEAUTIFUL? bearskin was so last hunting season. ABSOLUTELY. MY MOM AND DAD CELEBRATED THEIR 50TH ANNIVERSARY ON JANUARY 1 2 TH. And he or she certainly didn’ t have the luxury of AND, IN OUR FAMILY THEIR UNION WILL Pinterest and the lik e. Or bathing, for that mat ter. ALWAYS BE FASHIONABLE. Even Oscar Wilde, the razor -witted 19th century champion of all things beautiful, famously opined that “F ashion is a form of ugliness so intol erable that we have to alter it ev ery six months.” I wonder if ev en great old Oscar’s head would explode if confronted with 21s t-century sensory overload. While no one could reasonably argue agains t the existence of timeless beauty (simply in voke Grace Kelly in Hitchcock’s Rear Window—argument won), our idea of beauty and desirability is constantly getting a makeover. We’re relentlessly reinventing and reinterpreting, revisiting, tweaking and deconstructing old ideas to birth new ones . New trends are dev eloping right under our noses all the time and flower into consciousness before we can ev en get a whiff. And thank goodness for that. It’s one of things that mak es being human so interes ting—and sometimes, so challenging, too . Never fear, we’re here to help . In these pag es you’ll find the latest in beauty, fashion, home design and even breakthrough cosmetic medical procedures performed by our region’s leading anti-aging specialists. Rest assured that the trends are ex citing and the people featured here are all artists in their own rights, carefully chosen as to minimize any high-school-yearbooklike “what-was-I-thinking?” moments. We encourage you, as alw ays, to read, absorb and act. Surround yourself with inspiration. Bring it into your home, your look, your art, your cuisine and your health y lifestyle. Let’s explore. Let’s be human. After all, while our first fashion-conscious ancestor pondered ditching the old bear suit eons ago, all evidence sugg ests the thought has nev er occurred to bears . A beautiful life a waits you.

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About the Covers pho t o g r a pher : Ryan Gibson c re at ive direc t o r : Michael Brooks a rt direc t o r : Sara D’Eugenio hai r : Rob’s at Drayton Tower makeup: Rob’s at Drayton Tower st yl ist : Erin Pappadeas cl o t h in g cr edit s: White and gold necklace, Fab’rik; gold necklace and stone necklace, Red Clover; bracelet, Melvin; dress, Cache. All-star designer, Jerri Hobdy, just graduated from SCAD with a degree in furniture design, so it should come as no surprise that the wooden table she is lounging on is from her own collection. She has an affinity for eco-friendly furniture options and seating design. “It is something I gravitate towards,” Hobdy says of seating. “If you think of it as an art medium, seating is one that I have grown to love to express myself through. As with most of my designs, I try to keep my materials as natural as possible.” To learn more about Hobdy and her passion, turn to page 44.

pho t o g r a pher : Travis T. c re at ive direc t o r : Michael Brooks “There was a thriving artistic industry here that inspired me,” Travis says of him and his wife’s recent move to the Hostess City. “There was something with the energy in Savannah. I really loved how much it inspired me to do some more art.” When Travis got the call to shoot the South cover, he and wife Jessica sprung into action. “Jessica had just dyed her hair that platinum white,” Travis says. “She was in the background as I’m on the phone with Michael and overheard him say that this is the ‘White Hot’ Issue. I ran to Goodwill and got a Free People white dress, we went to a marina where we used to keep the boat, and we just shot.”

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editor’s letter

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FIRST SAVANNAH SUMMER magazine

I ’ M N O T G O N N A L I E . I ’ M E X T R E M E LY W O R R I E D — S C A R E D E V E N — F O R T H E S AVA N N A H S U M M E R . As this is our H ot Issue, all I’ ve been thinking about f or the pas t f ew months are the s weltering summer temperatures that are upon us. And let’s be real—I’ve lived all over the U.S., but people have warned me that summer in the deep South, where the heat and humidity is unbearable, is lik e nothing else I’ve experience before. Like I said, I’m scared. Luckily, we’ve been doing plenty of research on ho w to beat the heat this summer. Our destination f eature highlights nearby beaches on pag e 104. Or, if you are more of a white water person, our Quick Trips (page 102) shows you the bes t places to paddle. Along with literally covering the heat in this issue, we’ ve covered the hottest trends, too, when it comes to beauty and hair , as well as homes and design. W e even spoke to the top queens of beauty in our Behind the Scenes: Beauty P ageants piece on page 82. The hottest home trend we’ ve seen blooming in Sa vannah is the lean to wards scavenging in thrift and antique s tores (to learn the bes t from a local “pick er,” head to pag e 38) and using these found items to repurpose them into something else, something unique. Take, for example, all the Savannah folks in Style With A (Re)Purpose on page 44—Southern Pine Company, 24e, local Chad Mabry and SCAD graduate, Jerri Hobdy. All of these subjects use or sell found items or reclaimed materials. As the new managing editor at South, I’ve already learned quite a bit about Savannah and met plenty of its wonderful people, but I’m excited to reach out even more and grow with South’s readers as the magazine grows, too. I plan to conquer my fears and be out and about to face the Savannah heat head on, rather than holing up in m y AC. Feel free to say hello and offer up any advice you have to survive my first Savannah summer. See you out there!

Mattie Schuler, Managing Editor

south’s map to downtown savannah Inserted into this issue is South’s quintessential map of the downtown Historic District. We’ve made it easy for you and highlighted all the top places to go, stay, shop, eat and play. Tear it out and you are good to go!

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contributors

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Featured Contributors

AN NA CHAN DLE R Anna Chandler was born in the Birthplace of Country Music, raised in the former Textile Center of the World and made America’s Most Haunted City her chosen home af ter attending SCAD. Her Savannah life has been a whirlwind of documenting the local music scene and hidden cultural gems for a variety of publications, singing and playing accordions, saws, and glockenspiels with General Oglethorpe & t he Panhandlers and Lovely Locks and managing local booking for Savannah Stopover Festival. If she’s not on the stage, she’s in f ront of it. R E A D CH A N DLER’S WOR K IN THE OPEN ER S

JEFF VRABEL Jef f Vrabel is a w riter, editor, Springsteen obsessed, very slow runner and graying dad whose writing has appeared in Men’s Health, Billboard, Paste, Brucespringsteen.net, Rolling Stone, the Chicago Sun-Times and Nickelodeon’s NickMom.com. His prof ile of Kenny Davis in this issue of South marks the first time he’s discussed 50 Cent and virtual floral arrangements with the same person. A former Hoosier and Chicagoan, he now lives on Hilton Head with his wife and two sons; the older just stole bacon off your plate and the younger has been personally approved by Bruce Springsteen (long story).

OF EACH SECTION—LIV E&THINK, MEET, GO/

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ING IN COLOUR” ON PAGE 78.

R O B F R O M R O B ’ S AT D R AY T O N T OW E R

Rob’s at Drayton Tower is an upscale, high-end salon that f eatures some of the top stylists and products Savannah has to offer. The salon opened in 2009, but owner Rob Horton has 20 years of experience to his name. Horton also has a personal product line for hair, and his salon is now selling the top-quality Oribe line of hair care products. Visit robssalon.com f or more information or call 912.944.2887.

HADLEY H E N RY Originally from North Carolina, Hadley Henry is a senior photography student at SCAD with an expected graduation date of Winter 2014. She enjoys many types of photography from portraiture and fashion to still lifes and interiors. When not taking pictures you can find her volunteering at Desotorow Gallery, a local non-profit art gallery, where she holds a position on the marketing staff. She will be spending this summer in New York City interning in the photo studio at Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia. CHECK OUT H A DLEY’S WOR K IN “CHEWING THE FAT” ON PAGE 150.

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C OV E R C O M M E N T S [ A P R I L / M AY 2 0 1 3 ]

Reader’s Choice

“Shamef ul @south_mag cover + story. Stupidity, a selfish gun culture, and fighting the gunbanning bogeyman are not things to celebrate.” — FRANC E S J E SS I E

“I enjoyed this article very much. Thank you for doing it.” — C R I SSY FR E DE N BE RG E R

conf ronted the issue evenly? Share your thoughts on our Facebook and Twitter pages. N O T J U S T A N O T H E R C OV E R

Although I’m not a h uge f an of Barrow, or politicians in general, it gives this magazine more depth, perhaps another dimension. No disrespect intended, but the beach cover is “just another magazine cover.” Having a non-politician holding a gun would’ve been my preferred cover. If the girl was holding a g un, that would’ve been hot. — M I K E J O I N E R

C O N T R OV E R S I A L S T O R Y H A S READERS SPEAKI NG UP

It might have been our most controversial story yet—a feature written by Clark Byron in the April/May issue about the AR-15 rifle and the bill that tried, and failed, to pass. Some of our readers enjoyed the piece and praised the work put into such an informative story, while others absolutely abhorred it, with some even unsubcribing to South altogether. The question we have to our readers who read the story and liked it: Did you think it was biased? Or do you think it laid out both sides of the story and

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South magazine can afford content while still providing sexy photos of locals. Please don’t turn into just pictures of pretty local people! We can handle both. — M E R C E D E S L E W I S Is this a joke? Why would someone pick an old white dude to a hot girl in a swimsuit? The beach cover of course! —J E W E L I A DA K I N D E B R U I

L E T ’ S C H AT ! We still want to know more of your thoughts on the 2nd Amendement piece—let us know what you think on South’s Facebook page.

In the April/May issue, we sent our writer Lauren Hunsberger out for a da y on the w ater with the United States Coast Guard Air Station Sa vannah. Many Facebook fans named Coast Guard Savannah as their favorite article. Like us on Facebook and tell us your fa vorite piece for this issue! TH E HOTTEST TRE NDS FROM TH E LOCALS

We asked readers on Facebook and LinkedIn what they think the top trends are in beauty and home. Some of you were spot on and others (mullets, really?) well, not so much. Here’s what you had to say! Choppy layers and ombre color for hair; neon coral lips for beauty. — LI FE ON TH E SQUAR E S

I predict the return of the Mullet. It’s been too long. — LE E R E E D Downsizing, sustainable, green—in all areas. Less is more—people looking to “recycle” and adapt. The trend is in homebuilding, renovation and all around us. — COR N E LIA STU M PF

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connect FAC E BOOK Like The South Magazine on Facebook to keep up with all the events we cover. TWITTE R Follow us @south_mag. We’ll be live Tweeting f rom events and posting photos. TUM BLR Don’t miss our behind-thescenes photos at south-magazine on Tumblr.

ABOUT TH E CONTE STS Simply head to Southsgreatest.com and f ill out the submission f orm to enter whatever contest is live at the time, upload some pictures and you are good to go. We’ll even give you tips on how to get the most votes. In this issue, you’ll find South’s Greatest Dads and South’s Hottest Singles; next issue, check out South’s Greatest Bosses and South’s Greatest Pets. Past contests have included South’s Greatest Photographer, Greatest Bodies, Greatest Moms and Greatest Kids. Subscribe to our e-newsletter to learn about all of our contests and more!

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BIG NASTY MUD RUN ✱ APRIL 6, 2013

If you weren’t able to make it out to Bloomingdale to run (or watch!) in the Big Nasty Mud Run, we captured all of the dirty fun for you. The four-mile course had more than 20 obstacles and plenty of mud to get participants dirty from head to toe. There were plenty of obstructions to climb over, muddy water to swim through and even a kids’ run.

jack, paige, catlyn, ryan

jeremy holland and nathan k.

essie krebs, sarah gaudry, Anne holland, jan holland

matt bean, megan ansley, kellen stanley

jacob, amanda forristal, rebecca, samantha and caleb

Mud runs aren’t slowing down. Don’t miss the JCB Mud Run on Father’s Day weekend on June 1 5th. Lace up, grab some grubby clothes and get ready to run, swim, climb and crawl your way to the finish line!

cheryl kerby, johnnie sheppard

matthew branning

cally m. and ivy a.

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racers had to conquer many tough obstacles

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UNMASKERADE GALA âœą APRIL 13 The Rape Crisis Center of the Coas tal Empire hosted their annual UnMaskerade Gala and Silent Auction at the Hoskins Center. Guests enjoyed delicious food by local restaurants such as R.O.S.E. and Leoci’s and were able to bid on a ple thora of unique items . Guests raised money for an in credible cause with splendid auction items that included clo thing, jewelry and art created spe cifically for the cause. The night ended with some laughs b y comedian Roz McCoy.

clete and deanna bergen

sam and the new executive director, kesha carter

frank and kirby mason

mary osborne, d-lo and mary ellen sprague

sue else and scott west

jimi meuse and jim goodlett

jane beare, tom johnson, marion and jim leith, laurie and jeff rubnitz and halle rubnitz

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After 32 years as the Executive Director of the Rape Crisis Center of the Coastal Empire, Mary Watson McAlister retired this April. McAlister helped grow the Rape Crisis Center from an all-volunteer crisis hotline into a complete organization that helped more than 2 0,000 people in 2 01 1 . McAlister has been awarded the Liberty Bell Award from the Savannah Bar Association, the Public Citizen of the Year by the Southeast Georgia unit and many other awards.

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Don’t miss a spectacular fireworks show on the Fourth of July.

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Celebrate Independence Day along Savannah’s picturesque riverfront. Fireworks typically begin around 9:1 5 p.m., but get to River Street early to secure a front-row seat. The downtown fun begins the evening of the Fourth of July and lasts until Sunday, July 7. ➼ con t act infor mat ion Riverstreetsavannah.com For an early celebration on July 3, hit Tybee Island Pier and Pavilion for an ocean-side fireworks display at 9:1 5 p.m., or watch the Sand Gnats at 6:05 p.m. on their home turf and stay for the fireworks after. ➼ con t act infor mat ion Visittybee.com; Sandgnats.com Go to southmagazine.com for a guide to daily life in the Lowcountry.

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Hottest Trends of 2013 H OW T O L I V E , W H AT T O D R I N K , W H AT T O E AT, W H E R E T O S TAY A N D W H AT T O D O ­— S O U T H H A S YO U C OV E R E D W H E N I T C O M E S T O K N OW I N G W H AT ’ S H O T T H I S S U M M E R I N S AVA N N A H . MATTIE SCHULER

DR IVE WITH STYLE It’s not hard to imagine why the 2014 Porsche Cayman S i s the hottest ride this year. The Cayman has 325 horsepower, goes from zero to 60 miles-per-hour in 4.7 seconds and has a top track speed of 175 mph. The Cayman seamlessly blends the power of sport with the comf ort of driver needs, all while looking completely and utterly sexy. “Even when it’s sitting there it looks like it’s going 100 miles an hour,” says Ron Palmer, general sales manager for the Porsche Store at New River Auto Mall. to experience all that is the 2014 porsche cayman, visit newriverautomall.com or call 888.259.5728.

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G ET YOU R J U I C E O N ! If the terms “greenie” or “juicing” are foreign to you, don’t be lost any longer—these f olks are talking about detoxing through juicing and blending. Paula Kreissler, president of Wound Care Clinic in Pooler, started blending four years ago, and though she is in her 60s, this is the healthiest she has f elt since her teenage years. Her energy levels are

up, her blood pressure and blood sugar levels are healthy, and her cholesterol levels have continued to improve since downing her “greenie” each morning. If you’d rather buy drinks, OurSkinny, a S avannah company, is a w eight loss program that consists mainly of gulping down smoothies. Cheers to drinking your f ruits and vegetables! visit ourskinny.com or call 912.354.4687 to give this healthy trend a try. SUPPORTI NG SMALL, YET CRAFTY DESIGNE RS Big name department stores will never be obsolete, but y ou’ve probably noticed your tastes leaning in a d if f erent direction—the shoppers of 2013 are looking less to labels and more to locals. Instead of buying something thousands of others have snatched up, consumers are turning to unique, handmade items that are produced locally, like the items at Satchel or even by that artsy gal down the street (hello—SCAD students!). With the creation of Etsy and the boom in craftspeople honing their skills, you no longer have to blend into the crowd but c an stand out with original pieces. call satchel at 912.233.1008 or email oleander at info@shopoleander.com.

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PI E S OVE R PASTR I E S Pies are the new “it” treat. Yes, we all love the ooey-gooey f rosting on cakes or the delicious f illings in Danishes, but pies are making their way to the mainstream and filling up t he storef ront windows. You’ll find sweet ones like Cranberry Pecan or Raspberry Peach, but don’t forget the savory ones, either, like a S pinach and Cheese Pie or Meat Pie complete with crust that flakes at the first bite. We’re ready to dig in. Keep your eyes on the look out for a new pie company in town by celebrity designer, Kenny Davis (read his f ull story on page 78).

HSGS has all sor ts of pups available for adoption, like Annabelle.

ADOPT TH E ADORABLE Instead of dishing out upwards of $1000 (or more—yikes!) on a pedigreed pet, visit the Humane Society f or Greater Savannah to adopt a pooch or a f riendly feline. If you can’t commit to a f ull-time pet, the Humane Society always needs donations, volunteers and f oster parents. Savannah loves their pets so much that there is even a whole day devoted to them: Don’t miss the Doggie Carnival in Forsyth Park on June 2 at noon. visit humanesocietysav.org or call 912.354.9515 to hop on this pooch-friendly trend.

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HOM E SWE ET HOM E Hotels are going the way of their distant cousin, the Bed and Breakf ast—personal touches with a c omfortable, intimate atmosphere. You’ll see less traditional check-ins and more of a “ Welcome Home” feel— super f riendly, a b it inf ormal but a getaway nonetheless. When you enter this new wave of hotels, it will be like entering the com mu nit y where a f ew g uests mingle at the bar while locals nosh in the dining room. With placing

The art gallery at the Mansion sells local artists’ work.

f unctionality over just style, rooms will be filled with better lighting and technology—like actually having outlets in appropriate places to charge all of your mobile devices. At the Mansion, it’s almost as if you are staying at a f riend’s house. “We are very keen on what’s going on in our guests’ lives,” says Mansion General Manager Joseph Kelley of making sure the entire property knows if it’s a g uest’s birthday or anniversary. “We make sure that everyone knows if there is a bride or

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JUST DANC E The hottest trends to get you active are the rise in danceinspired workouts. Most gyms now offer Zumba, as well as Barre classes and cardio Salsa. Call Pure Barre at 912.665.1129 for a Savannah schedule. For Salsa and Zumba classes, call 912.236.3331 or visit FitnessOnBroughton.com.

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“A few years back I was reading a motorcycle magazine,” recalls Mike Wolfe, host of the hit TV show American Pickers. “There was a classified ad that read BUY-SELL-TRADE INDIAN MOTORCYLES. I called, and the older man who ans wered the phone said ther e were still a few rusty bikes out in the barn. I dr ove 800 miles and arriv ed in Pennsylvania the very next morning. When the old f armer opened the barn door , I knew I had hit the mother lode: 10 vin tage Indian bikes and two more barns full o f spare parts. A mega-pick of a lifetime.”

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Second-hand storefronts wild with ivy and thrift shops in questionable areas with unhinged and sun-faded signs—for some, like Savannahians Jere Myers and Mary Kramer, a drive past any of these less-than-pristine storefronts presents feelings of extreme curiosity and leaves the palms tingling with a sudden desire to stop the car and hunt for the treasures and artifacts inside. These people—the ones who dig through so-called junk and spend hours sifting through shelves of items with uses that have long since passed—are pickers. “Picking,” a term made popular by the show American Pickers on the History Channel, is the art (though some might call it an obsession) of seeking out and sifting through junk and discarded things in the hope of finding the odd, the unusual or the historically relevant. More than simply shopping, “pick ers” define their passion as equal parts treasure hunting and scavenging, with a bit of modern archaeology thrown in. While the term “picking ” is relatively new, scavenging itself has been around for as long as modern man has o wned stuff. Both thrifters and pick ers share the same common goal: Repurposing the discarded into something beloved. What sets

pickers and thrifters apart from your everyday shopper is the approach used in acquiring goods. The picker is one whose tireless efforts of diving into dumpsters, sifting through stores of stuff or rummaging yard sales are more lik ely to result in items that end up on the local shelf of a do wntown boutique as merchandise.

PRACTICED PICKERS Jere Myers, owner of Jere’s Antiques in Savannah, has a whole team of pick ers in Europe, where he g ets most of his finds. “We buy straight out of houses,” Myers says, noting that most of his g oods were picked from houses jus t weeks

TOOLS OF THE TRADE—TOP APPS AND WEBSITES pick er s pal pro : With this app, find local picking opportunities of all types, such as garage sales, estate sales, moving sales, local auctions, flea markets, consignment shops and antique sales. Available for both Android and IOS. $1.99 for Android; pickerspal .com t er apeak: An analytics platform designed for the serious pick er, Terapeak allows you to find out a product’s worth from anywhere. The app also advises what pr oducts are most in demand and analyz es what’s working for other competitors. FREE for Android and iPhone with subscription; ter apeak.com

what ’s it worth on ebay?: This app calculates the average eBay value of any item based on the cum ulative past week’s sales data. Prices vary from free to pro versions on both the iPhone and Android.

fle a mar ket finder : This comprehensive website allows you to research current and upcoming flea markets in every state. Flea Market Finder features over 120 listings for Georgia alone, with an emphasis on ne w markets added. The site provides the details for each market, offering the date and times and directions. fle amarketfinder. org

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Keller’s Flea Market was featured on the show Junkin in 2003. Joe Dolphin is a vendor at Keller’s and owns Dusty’s Antiques.

Follow your hunch when it comes to this trend of picking and collecting “old junk.” As American Pickers’ Mike Wolfe notes, he followed a hunch for 800 miles to get to his all-time favorite find.

At Keller’s Flea Market, the characters are as interesting as the finds. Vendor Roy Tyner owns R&S General Store & Gift Shop at Keller’s.

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before they arrive at his s tore. “I’ve got buyers and pick ers and runners all over Britain, Belgium, France and Holland.” Most pickers agree that the thrill of the hunt and the excitement of giving some thing a second life is at leas t as much fun as the actual hunting itself, but it takes a certain amount of grit, imagination and pure ins tinct to know what’s truly trash or treasure. Research and certain apps can help, however, most of it is, as they s ay, “in the blood. ” Take Myers for example, who has been buying and selling furniture since he w as 10 years old. To say that he is a kno wledgeable about antique furniture is a grand unders tatement—from 100 yards away, he can tell if a desk is from las t century or three centuries ago, and he isn’ t afraid to—in fact he thriv es on it—share his knowledge. “My job in this store is simple,” Myers says. “I’m an educator. I learned that however many umpteen years ago, very few people ha ve a concept of what they are looking at for antique furniture. It’ s my job to teach them. ” Savannah picker Mary Kramer, owner of antique s tore The Vicar’s Wife, has an ins tinct much like Myers when it comes to finding and placing pick ed items, but she sources her treasures closer to the H ostess City. “When we moved to Savannah, we left a California decor and suddenly had a Victorian home— completely different styles,” Kramer says of how she refurnished her Victorian home. “I had to go hunting on a limited budg et and managed to make the place look pretty good. Over time, I found that I had amassed so man y things and was having such great fun doing it that I decided to open a space to share the treasures I collected.” Among Kramer’s personal picks: Chinese silk floor-to-ceiling draperies that cost her less than

$100 and a vintag e Drexel China hutch acquired for $50 at a recent Bull Street Auction. Her most prized possession? An almos t eight-foot-high bathroom vanity repurposed from an old piano . “We built the bathroom around that sink,” she laughs, telling of its careful creation, the disco very of each piece and the journey of finally bringing it to life, all with genuine cheer in her v oice as she talks about her “pick ed” home.

TIPS AND TRICKS Professional pickers note that the back alleys and lanes of Sa vannah are ripe with treasures at piv otal periods of the year —May through June, where resident occupanc y turnovers are high and the end of each semester when SCAD students are notorious for throwing things out before leaving town. Another top spot that Kramer recommends to pick is at Bull Stree t Auctions. “Tray lots are amazing deals ,” Kramer says. “The auctions begin b y moving the high-end items and furniture, and they mo ve around

PICKING TERMS r ust y gold : An American Pickers term used to indicate any overlooked accumulation of goods that hasn’t yet made the junk bin and could be harboring treasures. breaking the ice: The first purchase made to convince an owner that you are, in fact, interested in purchasing and not just browsing. tcho tchke s: Miscellaneous and generally small items that connote a sense of worthlessness but may hold a hidden value: the things both thrifters and pickers look for.

the room until the end of each auction where they sell off odds and ends in bo xes. You can buy the tray lots for as lit tle as $10.”

TO THRIFT If you’re not up to foraging back alleys, Savannah is still an excellent place to explore the nuances of thrifting. 1. WRIGHT S QUARE ANTIQUES: This antique mall hosts a vast selection of random items including old typewriters , doll heads, antique prints and postcards. 14 West State Street; 912.234.6700; wrightsquareantiquemall.com 2. ANTIQUITIES: This store

features eclectic collectibles that include a variety of selections in a boutique setting, such as China, pottery, vintage cameras and much more. 20 West State Street; 912.234.3733 3. EVERETT AND COBB: Located in the His toric District, Everett and Cobb offer more than twenty years of experience and boasts high-end antiques. 12 West Harris; 912.232.3000; Everettandcobb.com 4. UNIVERSE TRADING COMPANY: With more than 32 years of accumulated trash and treasure, Universe Trading Company was once described b y Paula Deen as “the world’ s largest Need an old soda machine? Owner of Universe Trading Company, Greg Portman, has your find.

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global garage sale.” 352 MLK Boulevard; 912.233.1585; Universetradingcompany.net 5. COBBLESTONE LANE ANTIQUE MALL: Billing itself as Savannah’s largest antique mall, this store encompasses three floors of treasures and sells a variety of items that include garage-sale finds from multiple vendors. 230 West Bay St.; 912.447.0504 6. GOODWILL: Possibly the quintessential national urban picker’s paradise, Goodwill Industries has a presence in nearly every city. While Savannah features two locations, the Wilmington Island store consistently boasts more floor space and a wider selection of merchandise. 330 Johnny Mercer Blvd.; 912.897.3901; Goodwillsavannah.org 7. 2ND TIME AR OUND: This store features shabby-chic, vintage and used furniture and includes everything from handmade wire racks and coas tal driftwood to broken window frames and distillery barrels. 3 East Montgomery Cross Road; 912.335.8149; 2ndtimearoundsavannah.com 8. JERE’S ANTIQUES: Specializing in fine antiques and 42

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bespoke furniture, Jere’s houses an array of relics from the 18th and 19th centuries. 9 Jefferson; 912.236.2815; Jeresantiques.com 9. KELLER’S FLEA MARKET: This store is one of the bigg est flea markets in the area and has more than 400 v endor stalls hawking everything from cell phones to antiques. 5901 Ogeechee Rd.; 912.927.4848; Ilovefleas.com 10. BULL S TREET AUCTIONS: This shop specializes in local estates and has in ventory from all around Georgia. No two auctions are ever the same. 2819 Bull Street; 912.443.9353; bullstreetauctions.com 11. TWO WOMEN AND A WAREHOUSE: Occupying more than 7,000 square feet and home to more than 20 v endors, Two Women and a Warehouse specialize in repurposed and re-used furnishings. 2819 Bull Street; 912.351.5040; Twowomenandawarehouse.com 12. HABERSHAM ANTIQUE AND COLLECTIBLES MARKET: Habersham Antiques is home to more than 70 v endors with merchandise that rang es from vintage linens to old books . 2502 Habersham St.;

912.238.5908; habershamantiquesmarket.com 13. STEAL MAGNOLIAS: A selection of individual v endors, Steal Magnolias features merchandise from The Vicar ’s Wife, as well as a mix ture of items that varies depending on the booth and season. Consis tent finds include custom wrought iron, chandeliers and lighting fixtures, old linens, bottles, magazines and books. 800 Habersham; 912.236.5583; 912.335.1905 14. 37TH@ABERCORN ANTIQUES: Located in the Historic Thomas Square neighborhood, 37th@Abercorn offers one of the area’ s largest selections of traditional antiques and clocks with more than 6 ,000 square feet of merchandise. J ust beside 37th@Abercorn Antiques in the carriage house is Veronica’s Closet, a premiere fashion and accessories boutique. 37th and Abercorn; 912.233.0064; 37aad.com 15. OFF ISLAND THRIFT STORES: With three locations, Off-Island Thrift boasts more than 500,000 pieces of clo thing and household goods and furniture. One hundred percent of the profits benefit the Cancer

Awareness Foundation. LOCATION #1: 12,000 square feet of clothing, shoes, handbags and children’s toys. 4375 Bluffton Parkway, Bluffton, SC; 843.815.7283 LOCATION #2: 13,000+ square feet of home furnishings , appliances, books, sporting goods and household items. 4377 Bluffton Parkway, Bluffton, SC; 843.815.7747 LOCATION #3: 20,000+ square feet of home furnishings and clothing. 18 Plantation P ark Dr, Bluffton, SC; 843.815.7770

127 CORRIDOR SALE When: August 1-4, 2013 Where: Addison, Michigan, to Gadsen, Alabama What: The World’s Longest Yard Sale Visit: 127sale.com More than 690 miles long, the 127 Corridor Sale is an ann ual event, which stretches from five miles north of Addison, Michigan, to Gadsen, Alabama. Sponsored by the city of Jamestown, Tennessee, the sale features thousands of communities and individuals alon g the corridor offering up junk and merchandise galore.

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I feel fortunate to be a part of a community that fosters creativity. It’s not just the SCAD students; it’s the parents that come to town that want to support locally made art, which includes furniture.” —Ruel Joyner

Ruel Joyner, owner of 24e, places emphasis on domestically made, natural products.

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24e and ruel joyner: repurposing mainstream If you take a good, hard look at the f urniture collection at 2 4e on Broughton Street, you might be surprised to find a table made out of the roof boards from a home in the Victorian District. “The legs were the f loor joints ,” says owner Ruel Joyner. “All this is trending now. I’m just lucky to have been involved with it for a while and

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now it’s chic. Now people are looking for low impact, regional, Americanmade quality work.” Quality work is exactly what you ’ll f ind at 24e, but it might come in some unexpected ways or, rather, designs. Joyner currently has two salvaged Candler Hospital lights that he plans to repurpose and a ship propeller that he has turned into the

base of an elegant glass coffee table. Roughly 95 percent of the fabric and leather choices available for furni ture at 24e are domestically made, and Joyner keeps an eye out f or natural products, like the locally crafted tables in H eart Pine, Black Walnut and Coas tal Maple, all crafted from reclaimed wood. “The market now is really value

driven,” Joyner says. “I call it CPU —Cost Per Usage. People are looking for things that have style, are good f or the earth and make sense f or their pocket. That doesn’t mean it’s the cheapest option, but it means that it’s quality that they can pass down, that will las t.” visit 24estyle.com or call 912.233.2274.

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Hobdy, who graduated from SCAD this June, has already made a name for herself in the design world.

Reclaimed and repurposed is a huge trend. For me, it’s also about being sustainable.” —Jerri Hobdy

jerri hobdy: right on track Hobdy is one of f ou r students whose work was chosen to represent S CAD— the only U.S. university invited to participate in this year ’s event—at the Salone Satellite during the 20 13 Milan Furniture Fair in Italy, part of Milan’ s Fashion Week. She also helped curate The Furniture Show at Sicky Nar Nar in May, which showcased student work that uses reclaimed materials . “I try to use a lo t of natural materials,” says Hobdy of her work. “The only thing that I don’ t like about the f urniture industry is it’s unregulated as far as what chemicals are used in products . I’m Spool Stool “I came up with a recipe that uses organic, natural fibers in the cement mixture that drastically increases the strength of the concrete in its final form,” explains Hobdy.

interested in making chemical-f ree furniture and trying to take those harmf ul things out of pieces to mak e them f riendlier to the user and no t just to the environment.” The design community has made re purposing so sophisticated—labeling it “Modern Natural,” the street term for incorporating reclaimed pieces into contemporary homes—that you might not be able to tell the material w as even reclaimed. These pieces aren’t just ethical; they’re f unctional with aes thetic value and a human touch. “The real question,” Hobdy says, “is how can we use a similar mindse t of repurposing to create things the nex t generation won’t have to try to f igure out how to reuse because it can’ t go to a landfill? Why not make furniture that is healthy f or people without a lot of chemicals, so that it could g o to a land fill and completely decompose? But if it’s also well made, wh y not just keep using it?” find out more about hobdy’s designs at jerrihobdy.com. jerri hobdy credits: white and gold necklace, shoes, fab’rik; gold necklace and stone necklace, red clover; bracelet, melvin; dress, cache.

Agap Stool from Hobdy’s Pureifhide collection: “I love leather, so I choose that to be my material focus.”

Ampy Stool: Hobdy took a “crafty” technique and used it for a contemporary application of itself.

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Figuring out what to do with these materials is the new frontier.” —Ramsey Khalidi

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Almost everything in Southern Pine Company’s warehouse is reclaimed and ready to be reused.

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Some of the furniture for s ale at 24e was made locally at Southern Pine, where there is no such thing as “scrap” material. Instead they call it “drops” and firmly believe that everything can be reused—ev en their sawdust is repurposed at a local horse farm as bedding for the s talls. Ramsey Khalidi, the driving force behind Southern Pine’s commitment to sustainably-sourced materials, explains, “You can f ind things at landfills, salvage yards, large trash days, flea markets, demolition con tractors. At events like marathons, tons of stuff just gets thrown away. Repurposing is so much more than old wood g etting reused. Just look online, on Pinterest, and see what

other people are doing. ” At Southern Pine they practice what they preach, and they repur pose claw f oot tubs and toile ts as planters and turn palle ts destined f or the dumps ter into f urniture. Perhaps one of the mos t stunning reuses comes in the form of Dra yton Tower’s new counter tops , made from salvaged bowling alley floors. “Figuring out what to do with these materials is the new f rontier to bringing it mains tream,” Ramsey says. “The wheel has been and can be reinvented. This is ho w we’re doing it, from the bo ttom up.” for more information, visit southernpinecompany.com or call 912.236.4133.

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Chad Mabry loves the challenge of figuring out what to do with found items.

chad mabry designs SCAD alum Chad Mabry has joined the Savannah Plush artisans group of Colleen Smith and K aren Langston at Cohen’s Retreat. “We have become numb in our world of mass production and long for a piece of nostalgia,” explains Mabry. “Upcycling gives us comf ort b y reusing something that has been around for a long time or that has a memory at tached to it.” Cohen’s Retreat, located on Skidaway Road, is dedicated to creating a space where the community can enjoy all aspects of the arts, and it will be offering how-to classes and lectures that range f rom printing of tex tiles to English farms and garden food, in ad dition to their art exhibits .

“Our team scours through garage sales and roadside drop-of f s,” says Mabry. “A couple of months ago an anonymous person dumped a truck load of furni ture on our property. It was like Christmas morning. The challenge of repurposing comes when we sit back and try to imagine what we will do with our hoard. Our mo tto is simplicity f irst, bedazzle accordingly and nev er buf f out the ‘crusty yummy’ parts.” Mabry’s advice to an yone interested in repurposing and upcycling: “Experimentation, lots of s and paper, burlap, chalk paint and no fear .” for more information, visit cohen’s retreat at 5715 skidaway road or call 912.355.3336.

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Local designer Todd Nolan notes that interiors are currently more about the architecture and living in the space. The trend is leaning toward cleaner and more informal spaces.

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the south’s greatest homes DID YOU KNOW? This stellar property is for sale by Celia Dunn for $2.9 million.

architect: jose gonzalez at gonzalez architects builder: pioneer construction, inc. year built: 1892 with a renovation in 2000 interior designer: todd nolan designs, reach todd at indesign10@aol.com This property once housed the location of the Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum. In 2000, the building was renovated to incorporate a modern, contemporary style with antique f urnishings. The crew behind the

renovation had to turn a commercial space into a residential one. This home is all about cap turing Savannah’s best views—a self-supporting staircase leads up to a glass-enclosed roof top garden with a panoramic view of Bay Street and River Street. As you enter the home, there is an unobstructed view of the river as well. Almost everything in the house is custom designed with many of the original elements of the house seamlessly blending into the new design.

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the south’s greatest homes The old adage “less is more” is trending in the interior world. Don’t fill space to simply fill space— learn to stop before you over decorate. Buy the right pieces, and you’ll need less.

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DID YOU KNOW? The countertop in the apartments are repurposed by Southern Pine Company from old bowling lanes.

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needed to be upgraded,” she adds. So upgrade they did: Windows were moved, a new stove was added and the interior aimed to bring the outside in with earth tones. The island was turned around so that when guests are seated, they can enjoy the view of the water. “At the dry bar, I put in a mirror so that even when you sit at the stool with your back to the water, you can still see it,” says McGuire, who stresses that this isn’t their beach house—this is their home on the beach.

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DID YOU KNOW? This table is made from reclaimed wood and easily fits into the home’s stylish decor.

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1888 y e a r r e n ovat e d : 2006 r e n ovat i o n by : m a r k va n t i l i n t e r i o r d e s i g n e r :  j u l i e w i l d e This spectacular Savannah mansion is eye-popping from afar with its vine-covered exterior, intricate staircase and finishing touches on the balconies. Floor-to-ceiling windows let homeowners enjoy the summer sunshine and allow for the best views of this prime location on Columbia Square in the Historic District. The home was originally constructed for William J. Kehoe, who was the founder of Kehoe Iron Works. Now the owner is a top business leader in the city of Savannah.

Inside, you’ll find even more elaborate details that mimic the exterior—rich colors and luscious rugs create an atmosphere of elegance. The mansion includes all of the amenities modern families require but still holds true to its traditional history and magnificent status. There are eight fireplaces to enjoy during the winter months and a formal parlor and dining room to host guests and dinner parties. There is also an elevator for everyday ease of living. The home also has a two-car garage as well as a carriage house and a garden-level apartment. And for those who really enjoy creating fancy meals, there is a professional g ourmet kitchen to enjoy to its fullest extent.

“The William Kehoe home is one of the most significant properties in Historic Savannah. It is one of the most viewed houses on the tours. People love the ivy, the location on Columbia Square and the wrought iron, which is all original.” — ELAINE SEABOLT OF SEABOLT BROKERS, LLC for mor e infor mati on on t he kehoe home, which is sel l ing for $2.8 mill ion, visit seabol t br oker s.com.

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DID YOU KNOW? The current owner of this home is Richard C. Kessler, who owns some of the finest hotels in the country.

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DID YOU KNOW? This house, built in 2013, is extremely energy efficient with LED lights, a solar array and EnergyStar appliances.

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energy efficient, save water and provide a healthy environment for the family. The building envelope is completely sealed and insulated with spray foam insulation and has a variable speed heat pump with energy recovery ventilation. The home also features a three-kilowatt solar photovoltaics array, waterefficient fixtures that aim to reduce water use by almost 50 percent, as well as EnergyStar appliances and ceiling fans and LED lighting throughout. In regard to landscaping, the site has herbs, vegetables and fruits all suited to the landscape. Added bonus: the turfgrass, which is a blend of drought tolerant grass, needs to be mowed only once per month. C H I N A FA G A N

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living room area off it. The Howingtons also had the team add new countertops, a wine fridge and a small office. With the renovation on the first floor, the Howingtons decided to upgrade the master bathroom above as well, complete with heated floors, custom cabinetry and custom, intricate mirror work throughout. “The whole goal for the project was to have the addition of the downstairs and upstairs be seamless so that you had no idea that it was there,” says Todd Mayo, the senior project manager at J.T. Turner. “ We matched all of the materials—the tile, the walls, the trim work—and all of the floor levels are the exact same. All of the exterior was matched identical as well.”

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WE ASKED THE REGION’S TOP HOME EXPERTS WHAT YOU SHOULD BE DOING WITH YOUR SPACE . FROM INTERIOR AND YOUR REC ROOM TO YOUR LANDSCAPING AND OUTDOORS, HERE’S WHAT ’S TRENDING IN SAVANNAH .

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Repurposed pallets are the newest planters.

M IX+MATC H OUTDOORS Focus all you want on your interior, but don’t forget about your home’s outdoor spaces. This year, don’t be af raid to mix materials or use reclaimed natural elements to add an extra touch of comfort and style. Blend cool metals with warmer tones or comf y cushions. Add boldness to your outdoor environment with some funky stripes here or a graphic print there. Last, incorporate color. If you aren’t sure how much color to add, use various shades of one hue to achieve a polished look.

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TH E BE ST BUDS FOR TH E SAVAN NAH SUM M E R H EAT Face it, nobody wants to be that neighbor whose lawn is sprouting with dandelions and has no sense of landscaping or design. In Savannah, you have to think not only of what will make your yard be the envy of the neighborhood but also of what will withstand the hot weather. According to Justin Myers of Myers Landscape, LLC, the best plants this summer that can take the heat include bougainvilleas, palms, knockout roses and loropetalum. To get a c lassic Southern look, stick with f erns, hosts, boxwoods, jasmine and azaleas. If you want to mix Southern styles with a more tropical feel, use cannas, philodendron and hibiscus plants. Knockout roses, hydrangeas, Echinacea, daisies and the “ever-popular tulip” provide “eye-catching blooms all summer long,” Myers says. And of course you can plant the oak trees, weeping willows and magnolia trees that “have a special place in Savannah history and culture.” Once everything is planted, don’t just forget about your new foliage. “Disease and the probability of insects can creep up on you in an instant,” says Myers. He suggests inspecting under the f oliage and leaves of your plants and around your lawn to ensure everything looks standard. “The sooner you treat, the less damage they will be able to cause, and the quicker you will be able to turn things around,” says Myers. for myers landscape services, call 912.658.4537.

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R E PUR POS I NG TR E N D: PALLETS Remember when you used to turn that refrigerator box into your newest fort as a kid? You were involved with the hottest trend, and you didn’t even know it! While repurposing items is hot, repurposing pallets is burning up. Pallets are being converted into tables, book shelves, bed boards, TV stands and anything else that this new slue of creative, crafty folks can think up. With a little work and some instructions to f ollow, easily f ound online on sites like Pinterest, it isn’t difficult to hop on this trend of mixing the old with the new and reusing materials

instead of just throwing them away. Although you can purchase wooden pallets at places like Home Depot, search online first at Craigslist.com or simply scout the town. Of ten construction sites, distribution centers, retail outlets, ports and even hotels and restaurants will have old pallets on hand. Follow the rule of asking f or the pallets first, rather than simply taking them. This multipurpose pallet furniture isn’t difficult to make. If you are a do-ityourselfer, search Pinterest for your newest project.

Don’t make a room too busy, but, instead, layer.

STE P AWAY FROM TH E MONOTONY When it comes to decorating your home down to the finishing touches, the newest “it” style involves layering—layering textures, styles and pieces. Yancey Seibert Shearouse, an Augusta-based designer who has designed and planned homes in the Savannah area, advises not to be af raid to put a textured rug on a smooth, hardwood floor. “It’s not about having stuff, but a bout having the right stuff,” she says. “You don’t want it all to look the same, so you have to pay attention to finishes. If you do oil paintings everywhere, then you lose it. You have to layer your pieces and mediums so that you don’t overdo it in one area and underdo it in another.” Start layering bit by bit, but don’t make the room too busy—or, as Shearouse says, “Don’t put all your jewelry on all at once.” Go with a ribbed sofa with a wooden frame next to a chair in a dif f erent texture—possibly velvet with linen pillows. to reach shearouse, who was chosen as “the one to watch” by the atl a nta decor ativ e a rts center, v isit her w ebsite at yssinteriordesign.com or call 706.736.1111.

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TH I S YEAR’S HOT COLORS According to Pantone, LLC—the authority on color—this year is all about earthy textures to match blues and greens, like Emerald green, which is the 2013 Pantone Color of the Year. Instead of painting a whole room a bright blue, add splashes here and there with f urniture and pillows or throws. Paint the face of an old hutch a fresh blue or outline some picture f rames in an Emerald green. Other hot colors f or this year include shades of orange, which can add a f resh f eeling to any at-

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mosphere. “I think people are getting away f rom the neutral,” says local interior designer Todd Nolan. “People are going more for f ull color, even if it’s sof ter color, not so much cream or neutral.” If you want something a little brighter, try Pantone’s palette of mossy greens, grays and browns mixed with f uchsia as a t op choice. By mixing subdued shades with one or two bold colors, a room will open up without being too busy. Head to Lowe’s for a complete selection of Pantone paint. visit lowes.com or call 912.927.0000.

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Small accents of color, like with this lamp, will add Emerald to your home without overdoing it.

REPURPOSI NG TREND: A DOOR TO A N EW WORLD Whether it’s your old door or one you f ound, a door can be repurposed into many different things. Use it as the f rame for a standing mirror; add some legs and it’s a t able; stick it behind your bed as your new, one-of-a-kind headboard. It can be a coffee table, a bookshelf, a pot rack, a room divider or even a porch swing. Use an old barn door to create a unique sliding door. Get creative, get craf ty and get decorating—Pinterest is your best bet for how-to guides and where to garner ideas. And if you happen to stumble upon a u nique, old-f ashioned To get this rough look, use a suitcase (think a b it beat up), hand sander and heat gun, then apply watered-down ceildon’t let that find slip by. You ing paint with a dry brush. can repurpose it into whatever you want, with a l ittle creativity. A medicine cabinet? Easy. A new stool or end table? Done. A chair or shelves for your wall? Well, those two might take a bit more construction, but when you have a final product that you made, it will be worth it. Once you start repurposing and working with a f ew different items, you’ll start to see everything in a new way. What was once a pile of junk is now your new decorating scheme or even a f un gif t for a f riend.

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Start the trend on your block with a bathtub planter.

R E PUR POS I NG TR E N D: TAKE A BATH Instead of simply discarding your old bathtub (or passing one by that’s left in the back alley), snatch it up t o use in another way. Take, f or exa mple, how the f olk s at Southern Pine Company are using old tubs as planters for their garden. Simply stick outside, fill with dirt and you are ready to start growing. Although you can scrub and clean up t he tub if you’d like, the idea behind repurposing projects is to keep a bit of the grit and life from before the upcycling.

If you’d rather use the tub inside your home, you can create a love seat or even a chair with a little work and some tools. Visit Furnishburnish.com for inspiration. Glass bottles are another item to repurpose, such as old wine bottles. Bonus: Glass is the only packaging material generally recognized as saf e by the FDA. Repurposing can be as simple as using a Mason jar in place of your water bottle at yoga. For your own bottle project, try creating a chandelier (yes, it’s possible), outdoor candleholders or a hanging vase.

WATC H OUT FOR WIC KE R Summer is heating up, and so are backyards across the country with a variety of aluminum fire pit styles that are trending this year. There are tons of new grilling accessories coming out this spring, but w hat about relaxing in front of a fire from the comfort of your own backyard on those cool nights? With all that relaxing you’ll be doing, seating is important— you need it to be comfortable, stylish and durable. Enter wicker. After a 30-year hiatus, this ’70s style furniture is coming back into action! Pull out your old goods for a true retro look. Not only is wicker f urniture stylish, but it is also f unctional and completely comf ortable. Wicker is lightweight so you can move pieces around when having guests over, but it is still sturdy enough to withstand excessive use. If wicker isn’t for you, teak wood is another trending material that can turn your patio into a tropical paradise and a modern oasis. Teak patio furniture can be more expensive than wicker, but its natura l beauty and durability mean you’ll be investing in longlasting items. to p u rc h a s e ou t door furniture, Wicker in weathv isit the patio ered tones gives place at epatiopatio furniture an antiqueplace.com or call inspired look. 912.961.9707.

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The design is never finished. Keep trying to improve what you have created. It will go from good to better to excellent. — LUKEJOHN DICKSON

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• SAVANNAH KITCHEN & BATH SPECIALIZES IN KITCHEN , BATH, INTERIOR DESIGN/REMODELING, CUSTOM CABINETRY, APPLIANCES, CLOSETS, COUNTERTOPS, TILE & STONE AND PLUMBING FIXTURES. SAVANNAH KITCHEN & BA TH is committed to providing its clients with timeless designs, innovative products, and personalized services. As a client, you can select from a wide range of high-performance appliances, custom cabinetry, closet systems, lighting, fixtures, hardware, tile, stone and other decorative accents. We know that

creating the perfect environment requires a team, so our experienced staff assists clients with all aspects of their project from design to installation. Savannah locals have been discovering how to design and execute their dream kitchens and baths with SKB since 2004. Lukejohn Dickson, President of SKB, believes designing and remodeling

should be rewarding and fun, and it’s easy to agree with his enthusiastic, professional guidance when working with him, his wife–Amy Dickson–and an expert support staff of in-house designers and installers. Graduates of RISD and SCAD, Lukejohn and Amy make a dynamic team that specializes in custom designs.

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“Many Americans continue to sleep on their old, wornout mattresses and fail to make any action toward improving their sleep.” — ROBERT MOUL For less hassle and more happiness, stop by Mattress Firm today. Their sleep experts will find the solution for your needs, rather than push the latest craze. Service and satisfaction should be major determining factors for where you purchase, not just price. It couldn’t be any easier with Mattress Firm’s 100 days to price match, honoring a 110 percent refund of the difference and their 100 days of happiness guarantee. Make the right choice to educate yourself today about your new mattress.

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• SLEEP EDUCATION IS TAUGHT AT A VERY YOUNG AGE, BUT WHAT ABOUT MATTRESS EDUCATION? WHERE DO YOU GO TO LEARN, RATHER THAN SHOP SIMPLY FOR PRICE?

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Updating appliances does not have to be expensive. In fact, updating outdated appliances can save hundreds of dollars in energy cost every year. — TODD LIVINGOOD TWO LOCATIONS IN THE SAVANNAH AREA: There are two Livingood’s Ap­pliance and Bedding locations in the Savannah area to service you. Head to the nearby Savannah location on Ski­d away Road, or visit the Okatie, South Carolina location. You’ll find more than 20,000 square feet of showroom spaces for all of your appliance and mattress needs.

• THE TOP HOME APPLIANCES IN THE SOUTH In 1976, Dale and Phyllis Livingood opened a small ap­pliance store in the Savannah area. Today, Dale and Phyllis’ sons, Todd and Scott, run Livingood’s, the area’s destina­tion for high quality products for your home. LIVINGOOD’S offers everything from top-of the line kitchen and laundry appliances, to the most comfortable bedding and high

performance outdoor grills. Their 20,000 square feet of showroom space carries over 30 of the top brands in the industry, such as Sub Zero, Viking, Kitchen Aid, Serta and Weber to name a few. Livingood’s is a member of the Nationwide Marketing Group, the largest appliance, electron­ics and home furnishings buying group in the nation.

This means customers get the most competitive prices while receiving unsurpassed service from a hometown dealer. With unmatched customer service, and the best brands under one roof, after 37 years Livin­good’s is still the best value in town, so head over today!

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BEDDING: New to Livingood’s is their Serta Mattress Showcase. Offering five unique series of mattresses and over 20 different models, including the #1 selling iComfort line from Serta, Livingood’s has the right mattress at the right price.

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THE BEST DESIGN IS ACHIEVED THROUGH A PROCESS OF COLLABORATION AND ANALYSIS EDITING TO ACHIEVE SOLUTIONS THAT ARE AESTHETICALLY PLEASING, ENVIRONMENTALLY RESPONSIBLE, FINANCIALLY MINDFUL, ARTFUL AND ELEGANTLY CRAFTED. - JAMES F. REARDON

DESIGN FOR LIFE

• REARDON DESIGN OFFERS INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR DESIGN AND PROJECT MANAGEMENT SERVICES FOR RESIDENTIAL, COMMERCIAL AND RELIGIOUS SPACES.

TOTAL PROJECT DESIGN: Reardon Design specializes in personalizing the functionality and design of every element of your home. James F. Reardon has been a professional designer for almost two decades and is currently the founding principal of Reardon Design. With his exquisite style and business sense, James directs the planning and design for all of his projects and puts the client’s vision first. 70

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REARDON DESIGN, LLC has been providing building design, interior programming, space planning and interior design services to Savannah and Hilton Head Island since 2009. With more than 18 years of experience in the Lowcountry area, owner James Reardon and his staff focus their work on total project design and develop seamless function and aesthetics between interior and exterior spaces. Notable projects from Reardon Design

include automobile dealerships, medical offices, tenant up-lifts, restaurants and residential design. Reardon Design places an emphasis on sustainable design considerations and creating something that makes a positive impact on not only the built environment but also the culture, the clients and the global economy. The Reardon team places high focus on working directly and openly with clients to create strong partnerships. “We enjoy all of the

relationships we have built with our clients,” Mr. Reardon says. “We know how fortunate we are to be part of a profession in which clients entrust us to shape the places they live, work and play.”

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RAC K IT AN D BR EAK IT Game rooms are becoming a m ainstay in most households, and no recroom or man cave is complete without a pool table. Whether it’s in the basement or the family room, having a pool table will easily provide fun (and okay, maybe a f ew competitive arguments) f or the whole f amily. Lucky for you, pool tables these days come in cool designs that make this center piece a f ocal point of the room, rather than something simply taking up s pace. A p opular table brand at local store Amusement Sales and Service is Brunswick, a pool table leader since 1845. Brunswick tables have elegant ball and claw legs, solid hardwood rails and leather pockets that add to its stylish appearance. And don’t worry about where to store the equipment—there’s a bu ilt-in storage drawer for your convenience. You even have a choice of chestnut or espresso finish. visit amusementsalesandservice.com or call 912.354.4881.

This sleek table won’t clash with your interior.

BRING THE COAST INSIDE A hot trend in home decorating this year is the emphasis on coastal looks, which is great news for us coasties in Savannah. You’ll be seeing more accessories and f urniture with natural, organic elements—think corals and shells— whether they are the real thing or not. These raw elements are popping up on coff ee tables, bookcases and even in f ramed fine-art prints to give your space a f resh new look and style. The natural trend continues Bring the outside in with natural, with sea grass and jute (a vegetable fiber that organic materials. can be spun into thread) rugs—who knew sea grass can turn into a r ug?!—and slipcovered pieces such as sof as and chairs in 100 percent cotton fabrics or linen blends. Even the art is heading in a s imilar direction. “Our latest selections of art,” says Lynn Whelan of Whelan’s Funiture, “have subjects like marsh scenes, nautical charts of local interest, sea birds and lots of corals and crustaceans—they are flying out of here!” If this organic feel meshes with your interior or if you simply need to change things up a b it, head to Whelan’s to find many of these products. visit whelanshome.com or call 912.925.5604. Another hot way to add natural elements to your home without taking away from nature itself is to use removable wall graphics. Create a f orest scene in your kid’s room that is easy to remove once they grow out of it, or add an earthy touch to your home office with stick-on trees, flowers and even birds flying by. Wall decals come as small as a few feet wide, but can also completely change the feel of a room with a floor-to-ceiling graphic— all without ever dipping into a paint can. check out walltat.com or whatisblik.com to stay on top of this fresh trend.

PREMIER PATIO FURNITURE THE PATIO PLACE was started with the idea that we focus on providing quality and design. We pride ourselves on being the best alternative to stores that focus solely on price. We sell great outdoor furniture with many styles and color choices and hundreds of fabrics. We invite you to come and see why The Patio Place is the most comprehensive casual furniture store in the Lowcountry.

MEET: Specializing in high-quality patio, pool and sunroom furniture, The Patio Place was started with the idea of selling beautiful, durable and design oriented all-weather furniture. “I have to say, we would not be where we are if it weren’t for our wonderful clients,” says manager Barbara Hughes.

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THE PATIO PLACE 8404 ABERCORN ST ❘ SAVANNAH ❘ 912.961.9707 ❘ EPATIOPLACE.COM

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BR I NG TH E MASSAG E HOM E Although massage chairs might come at a hefty price, who doesn’t want that kind of relaxation right at home whenever you want? Rather than hiring your own personal masseuse to f ollow you around, purchase a chair from the Cozzia line of massage chairs. These chairs offer Shiatsu massage system technologies. The coolest part of these high-tech chairs is that they have the ability to give your body the same benefits as if you were lying on the massage table for an hour. The Cozzia products include massage chairs with spa functions, recliners with Shiatsu, chairs with zero gravity functions and a 3D massage f unction. The massage technology in Never feel the chairs even scans your body so that uptight and each massage is tailored specifically to stressed again. your height. From there, you’ll get kneading, clapping, tapping, rolling, vibrations and other Shiatsu techniques. The best feature? There is a t imer on the Cozzia chairs, so if you f all asleep, it will automatically turn off af ter 30 minutes and let you continue with your nap. to purchase cozzia chairs, head to the mattress firm in pooler located in the pooler marketplace at 435 pooler parkway; 912.580.4800. other m attr ess firm locations include two in savannah, one in bluffton and one in hilton head.

The Andaz firepit is the perfect setting to relax outside.

AM P UP YOUR YAR D: OUTDOOR LIVI NG S PAC E S It’s summer and though it’s tempting to hole up in the air conditioning until October (and we wouldn’t blame you if you did!), don’t waste the chance to come out and play in your yard by adding this year’s top elements. According to the 2013 Residential Landscape Architecture Trends survey conducted by the American Society of Landscape A rchitects, the outdoor living space is making a r ise in 2013— think outdoor kitchens, outdoor rooms and even entertainment

spaces, such as an area to hang out and enjoy a c old drink while getting some f resh air. Easy additions to your backyard can include fire pits and fireplaces, grills, seating and dining sets. Don’t forget to set the right mood with outdoor lighting, too. For outdoor landscaping, stay cool with what’s hot by adding water elements (such as waterf alls, ornamental pools and splash pools) to your yard or garden. If you want to amp up the awesome factor, add a spa, pool or a f ancif ul terrace, patio or deck to your backyard.

• SERVING CHATHAM COUNTY, BRYAN & EFFINGHAM COUNTY MYERS LANDSCAPE provides exceptional full service landscaping to the fine properties of Savannah and surrounding areas. Founded on the principles of quality, outstanding service, and customer retention; they are able to handle any landscape service. They are licensed and highly insured landscape contractors. One of the latest trends they have seen in the industry is that everyone is getting their weekend back and trusting their investment to a pr ofessional; that value is what clie nts are l ooking for, not necessarily price. At Myers Landscape, they believe that it is imperative to st udy your growing conditions, being that every area is different. They stress the necessity of knowledge of products such as the sharp blades being used, as well as proper water management. Find out why so many respect their customer service experience and attention to detail.

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• Landscape Managment • Irrigation Installation & Repair • Mulch & Sod

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• Seasonal flowers • Trees • Offers drainage solutions and year round management

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Villa de Medici in aquamarine by Mary McDonald

SAY BYE TO TI E-DYE AND H ELLO TO ANI MAL PRI NTS “As far as fabrics,” says Amy Dickson of Savannah Kitchen and Bath, “I think buyers will be seeing less ikat [a type of f abric where the yarns have been tie-dyed bef ore weaving] and more traditional prints.” One collection that Dickson sees as really popping this summer is f rom Schumacher by Mary McDonald. This artist has reinterpreted historic textiles and injected them with colors of the moment, Dickson says, such as nectarine and jades.

And if you have a p enchant f or animal prints, you’re in luck— according to Dickson, unique animal prints, like python and feathers, should be decorating your space this summer. “In the realm of kitchen design, I continue to see more and more clients opting for shades of gray in their cabinetry,” Dickson says. “We see soft driftwood looks as well as sleeker charcoals and taupes being selected. For counters, quartz is really stepping up.” visit savannahkitchenandbath.com or call 912.236.9299.

G ET CON N ECTE D Soon homeowners will see more and more interconnectivity between appliances and home devices. This might sound a b it f uturistic to you, but, hey, it is the 21st century! Your refrigerator, air conditioning (check out The Nest on page 32) and even the stove will be connected to one central brain of the house through your home’s wireless internet. Need to preheat the oven as you are heading home f rom work? That’s totally doable with the new round of ovens hitting the stores. With this high-tech central connectivity, certain appliances will even have the ability to inform the manufacturer when the appliance isn’t working correctly and needs to be fixed. German company Miele is specif ically making appliances that have RemoteVision, which connects the appliance to the Miele monitoring center through Wi-Fi. So, say you leave the ref rigerator door open and head out for a long weekend—you’ll be notif ied and your energy will be saved. Call Livingood’s in Savannah at

This Miele stainless steel refrigerator is almost too futuristic.

912.352.4392 or in Okatie, South Carolina, at 843.379.5800. visit the stores to view their selection of miele products and other top appliances, or visit their website, livingoodsonline.com.

FURNITURE AS UNIQUE AS YOU As one of Savannah’s locally owned furniture and home accents showrooms, we offer looks as unique as Savannah itself. We know firsthand that locals and tourists alike wish to embrace everything our city has to offer—rich traditions, coastal casual and fresh urban trends. We get it, and we are constantly searching for new and exciting products, often made right here in the U.S. New trends we’ve spotted on a recent trip to the High Point Market? Color! We’re seeing color on pillows, rugs, accent chairs and finishes. Many manufacturers are offering painted finishes on items, with the ability to match any Benjamin Moore paint color. Colors ranged from softer spa-like tones in turquoise, kiwi and sand, to slightly more saturated citrus tones, and indigo and plum as well. Look for fresh new designs and color palettes in the mix at Whelan’s, now and in the upcoming months. We’re adding new sources for lighting, art and a fresh selection of area rugs so stop by often, and be sure to stay connected via Facebook at www.facebook.com/whelanshome.

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While away the hours in this luxurious MTI bathtub.

Keep the outdoors outside by balancing out your air conditioning.

GOING (AND SAVING) GREEN Worried about the summer heat? Don’t get out of the kitchen, but instead look to the structure of your home to continue on the “green” trending track. Charles Roy of EnviroFOA M Technologies, Inc., admits that there aren’t a lot of products that can improve your air conditioner’s effectiveness, but there are a variety of diagnostic services that can help, such as a bu ilding analysis and preemptive education. Rather than constantly complaining about the one hot room in your house

that ref uses to cool off, have your air conditioning system balanced out. This will save you money and will help with the hot mess of a problem by evening out your air conditioning flow. Also make sure that your home system is sealed from the ducts. This helps keep the hot summer air out while keeping the cold air in. It ’s ( litera lly) pretty cool. EnviroFOAM Technologies is the only regional service provider who can keep your summer bearable, so give them a call. visit envirofoamtech.com.

GO WITH TH E FLOW Back in the golden days, you know, when people actually bought houses, renovations were scant and not nearly as common as they are now. The current housing trend is leaning toward renovating your home rather then purchasing a whole new one. “I’ve seen more custom, high-end residential work in the past two years than I’ve seen in the last ten,” says Todd Mayo, project manager with J.T. Turner Construction. “A lot of people who can afford new homes are still taking their home and renovating it, instead of purchasing a new one.” Within these new homes, people are incorporating much more space and f low f rom room-to-room. Mayo has seen a r ise in wide-open, f lowing social spaces and kitchens that meld into living areas. Even bathrooms are becoming more spacious with larger showers and f ree standing bathtubs. One of the hottest f reestanding baths at the moment comes f rom the brand MTI. Their boutique tubs add a g eometrical design to your bathroom space. to get your flow on, visit jttconst.com.

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WITH AMUSEMENT SALES

AMUSEMENT SALES AND SERVICE has been serving Southeast Georgia and the South Carolina Lowcountry as the areas only Brunswick pool table dealer for over 45 years—but that’s only part of the story. Visit their showroom to browse their incomparable selection of pool tables. You will also see ping pong, foosball, air hockey and poker tables along with darts, pool sticks and much more. Their experienced and knowledgeable team offers residential and commercial service for assembly, disassembly, recovering and moving pool tables. Amusement Sales and Service has everything it takes to make your game room or man cave the most popular room in your home.

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The Train Wrecks couldn’t have cut their latest record in a more fitting setting. “We tracked this album out at a friend’s farmhouse over the period of a month,” shares front man Jason Bible. “A train passed five times a day. There were horses to the left of the house and a lot of room to walk and think about the direction of the recordings.” With Bible’s Texas roots, The Train Wrecks’ brand of Americana is just raucous enough for fans of alt-country staples like Lucero and timeless enough for Hank Williams loyalists. Their third and yet-to-be named album, available in early summer, promises “soul-a-billy type gospel stuff, some three-fourth time, along with the barnburners and rockers,” says Bible. The Wrecks will hit the road this summer, but be sure to catch them at Molly MacPherson’s on Friday, June 2 8.

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This summer, you’ll see a refined modernist approach to decorating with an array of colors in textiles, fabrics and interior environments as well as a continued push into environmentally friendly designs.

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✱ ✱ ✱ T H E R E WA S A T I M E— A P R E T T Y L O N G S T R E T C H O F T I M E— W H E N C E L E B R I T Y D E S I G N E R K E N N Y DAV I S WA S U N I V E R S A L LY R E G A R D E D A S A S U B PA R A R T I S T. H E WO U L D T R Y— O H , H OW H E WO U L D T R Y ! H E WO U L D S U B M I T H I S WO R K F O R C O N S I D E R AT I O N , F O R A P P R OVA L , A N D B E T O L D E AC H A N D E V E R Y T I M E , “ N O, T H A N K S , W E D O N ’ T N E E D YO U R K I N D H E R E . ” T H I S W E N T O N A N D O N F O R S E V E N Y E A R S , R I G H T U P U N T I L T H E T I M E H E G R A D UAT E D G R A D E S C H O O L . “I entered every single art show in grade school,” he says, slowing his v oice to emphasize the “ev ery single.” (Davis, I will learn, emphasizes things a lo t.) “Seven shows. And I never won one ribbon. Not one. Not one, to this da y!” He laughs and leans forw ard in to m y recorder at the Starbucks on Bull and Broughton and again, emphasizes, “I want every kid to know growing up, there’s hope!” Obviously we’re not here to cas t doubt upon the judging capabilities of the school s ystem in the greater Kansas City area, but this guy has designed for the White House Correspondents Dinner—so by all accounts, someone dropped the ball there. Kansas-born, but a resident of Sa vannah for the past 12 years, Kenny Davis is a colorful guy . Davis’ motto is “Live life in colour!” Da vis’ blog says, “Live life in colour!” Davis occasionally punctuates the end of a sentence that comes off as a jokingly self-important sentence with “ Quote-unquote, Kenny Davis, live life in colour!” before leaning back in his chair . He’s into color, is what we’re saying. He’s also, in all colors, phenomenally good at what he does. His career, like our interview, is less a linear strip than a curving, meandering tale. His resume includes work with K athy Griffin, Paris Hilton, 50 Cent, P. Diddy, Sofia Vergara, Queen Latifah, H eidi Klum, Paris Hilton, Ashton Kutcher and more. “My job is 99 percent design, because I’ m an aesthetic guy,” he says. “I see ev erything in a visual contex t. I like to think that I kind of dra w from humanity ’s

zeitgeist, if you will, so I’ m kind of on top of color and things like that. It’s innate to me.” Also innate is his business sense: H e’s worked with Microsoft as the head designer, packaging fancy gifts from Bill Gates to a lis t of the CEO’ s handcrafted (quote-fingers) “tastemakers.” He designed a blacktie dinner for Tupperware execs. He has two books in the works and has already published the evocative floral close-up book, Pollinate, and he is launching a furniture line for kids . But for a high-end designer, he has no qualms about going dumpster diving or “dumps ter couture” as he likes to call it. “ When I do it, I turn them into statement pieces, truly beautif ul, like my Scream Chairs on my blog. They’re badass. Straight out of a dumps ter. That’s what I do ,” he says. “Weird stuff.” If that paragraph seems like a bit of a scramble, so was our interview. Davis talks in a succession of rapid-fire monologues that careen from TV work to celebrity g ossip to dis cussions on how he integrates the refraction of light into his work. Davis talks a great game; he seems to love the celeb namedropping and is justifiably

thrilled with the colors of his life. But there’ s some part of him that, for all the globe trotting and P. Diddying, is still in Kansas. Davis’ line of Scream chairs are “dumpster couture.”

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KENNY DAVIS’ FAVORITE SAVANNAH SPOTS Fifteen or so years ago, Kenny Davis visited Savannah from Florida and fell right in love. “Savannah is my favorite city,” he says. “And the people are lovely.” Here are some of his favorite spots in town. one fish two fish “It’s truly a terrific selection of home decorative furnishings for a downtown traditional home or an eclectic beach house!” paris market “It’s a flourish of the Latin Quarter here in Savannah, with exciting and fresh ideas to brighten any space, and of course the cafe is divine, too!” mansion on forsyth “This beautifully appointed hotel overlooking the park is a hot spot to see.” the olde pink house “The Pink House is a delicious dining experience that features traditional Savannah hospitality enjoyed for generations.” paula deen “She’s an incredible treasure for Savannah.”

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Davis melds his Midwestern roots with his Hollywood life.

Davis, we should point out, has n o formal training in design, no schooling in the refraction of light. His formal training is in journalism, in which he holds a degree from the Univ ersity of Kansas that he essentially collected and never touched again. But as a bo y growing up, he did g et a little bit of a certain kind of schooling. “My mom would no t let me go play with the other boys until I helped her rearrange the furniture,” he says, emphasizing that this is a true story. It wasn’t a disciplinary s tructure or a threat. “She’d just say, ‘Kenny, we need to rearrange everything!’ That’s what she liked to do. Oh, I hated it. ” After his start rearranging his child hood home repeatedly, Davis went to the University of Kansas, picked up a journalism degree, then promp tly tucked it a way and opened a talent agency in Kansas City. Work came quickly, followed closely by recruiters: Davis soon found himself working with major talent agencies in New York and Los Angeles. Eventually Davis moved on and hit the o ther coast to design and work. After a short spell of buying and de signing homes, it wasn’t long before his old Hollywood connections started hitting him up again. The first to do so was a company working on Beauty and the Geek, an Ashton Kutcher-produced 2005 reality show that endeavored to

Kenny Davis’ book Pollinate highlights the evocative beauty of flowers.

match supermodels with H obbit enthusiasts and IT guys. “Those were real geeks, dude,” he s ays. They also needed someone to design and s tyle their entire house. Initially, Davis’ role was simple: Craft an environment for a series of engag ing, TV-worthy interactions between supermodels and derps, but he found that his previous work in H ollywood with the talent ag encies had left him with a major professional dis advantage. “I didn’t know how to beha ve behind the camera,” he says. “I was in a position where I w as doing it more for fun, so I didn’ t really listen to the director or the producer. I’d just go on and start directing the sho w myself, doing whatever I wanted. So I g ot a name f or myself in H ollywood,” he laughs with what sounds like no small measure of pride. From there, his name got bigger, fast. To hear him tell it, the nex t thing he knew he was working with Paris Hilton (“in her heyday”), P. Diddy, 50 Cent, Heidi Klum and Cher . Going f rom Hawaii one week to L.A. the nex t. In 2010, he became the celebrity de signer on Kathy Griffin’s show, My Life on the D-List. Having little experience in Hollywood myself, I ask if that’s the general timetable f or Bev erly Hills fame. “I think if you ’re truly talented and good at what you do, and you pop, that’s how it happens ,” he s ays. “I popped. I was f ortunate.” All f rom being, by all accounts, colorful.

So I wonder, how does it g o when Heidi Klum calls, or when someone says, “Hey, P. Diddy is on the phone?” “You have to really think on your feet,” he says. “They expect you to w alk through and see their vision and actu ally add to it right then and there. ” His role, he says, is to take an idea from a performer, executive, starlet, whoever, and go beyond it—a role he discusses with t hat mix of slightly airborne Beverly Hills cockiness and Midwestern humility. “It’s not Chagall,” he says. “It’s rudimentary drawings. But it’s with heart, and people know that I g et it. And I do g et it.” “Do they ever look at a dra wing and say no?” I ask. “Do they ever come back with, ‘That’s physically impossible, we can’t do that?’ ” “Never,” he says, showing off a proud smile. “Not with me.” Which is not to say that he’s never found himself at the mercy of changing whims of Hollywood executive types, like the time producers of a P aris Hilton show arrived with new s that they no longer wanted her house pink. “It’s this hug e house, 30-, 40 ,000 square feet,” he says. “Massive. I do the draperies, furnishings, the wallpaper, the paint from top to bo ttom. Everything that’s going to be on camera, plus all the nuances of a TV production. That’s what I do .” Enough that when word came that someone suddenly wanted a top-tobottom shift in the color scheme, it’ s a pretty big deal. “I ultimately chang ed it to a blue. I g ot fabrics from Italy , I

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Davis isn’t afraid to let his energy play into and expand his work.

“I DIDN’T KNOW HOW TO BEHA VE BEHIND THE CAMERA. I W AS IN A POSITION WHERE I WAS DOING IT MORE FOR FUN, SO I DIDN’T REALL Y LISTEN TO THE DIRECTOR OR THE PRODUCER.” spent tons of money, it was gorgeous, it was fabulous. And the day before we shoot, Paris walks on the se t, and I notice that she was a little bit demure. I said, ‘Paris, do you like your house?’ She said, ‘I love my house, Kenny. But where’s the pink?’ I thought I w as gonna have a heart at tack.” That was 7 p.m. By 9 a.m. the house was gutted again and properly repinked. “End of story. We go to camera at 9 a.m., she’ s in mak eup.” Biggest surprise of the s tory: Paris is a “con summate professional. The s weetest, kindest, most lovely thing.”

Which brings us to pies . Okay, not really, but interviewing Da vis is a bit of a random experience. W e might have actually transitioned to pies from Paris Hilton, come to think of it. Pies are his latest venture, and seemingly the one about which he’s most passionate. He’s launching The Savannah Pie Company, which … well le t’s just let him lean into the microphone again and do it himself: “The Sa vannah Pie Company,” he s ays, speaking slowly to let a passing bus go by, “Farm to fork, baked fresh and hand-deliv ered to your door.” He’s good at this. Why pies? “Why pies?” he repeats, a little more

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surprised than I might have expected. “Because here’s the thing—cupcakes are tired. They ’re done. E -nough. Every man likes pies. Am I no t right? If you want to get to a man’s heart, you have to go with a pie.” The Savannah Pie Company he envisions—launching, he says, at the beginning of June—will be local, farm-fresh and fancy, delivered to your door “ like in the olden da ys with the milkman, ” he says. “It’s a spirited combination of ingredients that make them gourmet. I have a peach julep pie. One is a brandy-soaked Nantucket sour cherry pie. There’s an Amaganse tt S’more pie.” He’s also planning pies in indi vidual servings in Mason jars . After a few hours of trying to k eep this all straight, after jumping from Hawaii to 50 Cent’ s place to flowers and pies and more celebrities , I ask Davis if all of this is b y accident, when he makes his plans, when he la ys the blueprints for his nex t moves. “I don’t. I’m very direct, and I kno w what my priorities are. And I ha ve a business background—being in the agency business provided me with that. I happen to be one of those people who do a lot of things all at once. If I ever do one thing I’ d be bored out of my mind, absolutely out of my mind,” he says, leaning back in his chair . “Quote, unquote! Kenny Davis, live life in colour!” He’s good at this.

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Jameson Kenerly won Miss Georgia’s Outstanding Teen on her first try.

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B E AU T Y Q U E E N S H AV E B E E N G E T T I N G A B A D R A P L AT E LY, B U T S O U T H S P O K E T O FO U R S O U T H E R N B E AU T Y Q U E E N S A B O U T W H AT I T TA K E S T O W I N T H E C R OW N . T H E S E WO M E N C O M E C L E A N A B O U T T H E R E A L L I F E O F A PAG E A N T Q U E E N A N D W H AT R E A L LY G O E S O N B E H I N D T H E S C E N E S .

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These days when most people think about beauty pageants, visions of o ver-tanned, wig-wearing, gaudily dressed toddlers and aggressiv e stage moms play in their head, thanks to the incredible rise in popularity of reality TV sho ws like Toddlers and Tiaras and Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, which is filmed in nearby McIntyre, Georgia. But what makes these shows so successful and apparently irresistible to the res t of the country ? Mostly, it’s the sheer comedic value, although there is a touch of horror, too. We watch so we can gape in disbelief as two-year-olds are spray tanned against their will, mothers call other people’s children “prostitots,” and Honey Boo Boo does or s ays, well, anything. These glitz pag eant people have become a collective national joke— and the face of pageantry in this country. Pageants are not funny to everyone, though. In fact, many participants take them extremely seriously. And those people are the women who compete in a v ery different type of pageant world, the kind that has helped thous ands of young girls through college and encouraged them to engag e in community service, the kind that focuses on creating smart, driven, well-rounded women and the kind that has been part of the Southern culture for almost a century. In honor of the beauty issue, South wanted to prove that while they might no t have a reality show, there are s till some good Southern women who hold true to the values of a time-honored beauty pageant culture where philanthrop y, community service, education and women empowerment remain at the core, and beauty queens are role models .

Jameson Kenerly MISS GEORGIA’S OUTSTANDING TEEN WHEN DID YOU GET INTO PAGEANTS?

I got involved in the Miss USA program las t year. My very first Miss Georgia preliminary w as Miss Capital City, and I w as very blessed to be cro wned. WHAT MADE YOU SUDDENLY INTERESTED IN PAGEANTS? I am a compe titive baton twirler, my

DON’T MISS THESE PAGEANTS The South has some of the quirkiest characters around, so it’s no surprise that Southern beauty pageants are just as eccentric.

mom competed, too, so I’ve been performing m y whole life. I feel lik e I was born with a baton in my hand. I’ve been lucky enough to g o to Australia and compete on Team USA and in 33 s tates. It broadened my skillset a lot and also ga ve me a good talent [for the talent portion of the competition] for pageants. WHAT WAS IT LIKE TO WIN MISS GEOR GIA’S OUTSTANDING TEEN ON Y OUR FIRST TRY?

I was shocked. It was the best night of m y life, and it was the night right after m y 17th birthday, so I was so happy. HOW GRUELING IS THE PREP ARATION FOR SOMETHING LIKE THAT?

In the months leading up to pag eant I worked my tail off. This system has an important interview portion, and the judg es are drilling you. So I w as studying current events and politics. I discussed Obamacare, what I would do about the econom y and other topics like that. We are not these clueless girls. We know what we’re talking about.

Jameson Kenerly performs amazing baton routines for pageants.

DO YOU HAVE ANY ADVICE FOR GIRLS WHO ARE YOUR AGE? Just to be up front and hones t

with yourself and o thers. When you’re faced with trials and tribulations, be true to yourself. P eople don’t always want to accept you; they w ant to stereotype you, but jus t know who you are and what you want. HOW HAVE PAGEANTS HELPED YOU FURTHER YOUR EDUCATION?

I am heading up to U GA in the Fall, and I ha ve won about ten thous and dollars in scholarship and cash for colleg e. I’m one of four children, so of course my dad is happ y about that, but he’ s always been so supportive. I will also be a featured twirler there, so I’m very excited about that. DOES THE TODDLERS AND TIARAS OR THE HONEY BOO BOO CRAZE EVER BOTHER Y OU?

As funny and cute as they ma y be to some people, I can’t say it doesn’t bother me. Some people don’ t know what pageants are all about, and they giv e them a bad name. W e are not the Honey Boo Boo and Toddlers and Tiaras type girls. Those aren’t the types of pag eants many of us compe te in. As

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Jameson Kenerly: Miss Georgia’s Outstanding Teen

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cliché as it sounds , ours are about the four points of the crown: service, scholarship, style and success. We are smart and talented girls who care about each other.

Erin Grizzle during her winning moment.

Erin Grizzle: Miss USA 2009

Erin Grizzle MISS USA 2009 WHEN DID YOU START COMPETING IN PAGEANTS? My first pageant experience was for Miss Apple Queen in Ellija y, Georgia, where I’m from. I didn’ t compete until I w as 13 years old. That was the only pag eant I competed in, but I competed every year.

I think it’s important to no te that I didn’ t even place up until m y senior year when I won. Man y girls compete in two to three pag eants and give up if they don’t win. My pageant career taught me that if you put your mind to it, work hard, and it’ s God’s will, anything is possible. It took 21 tries before I made it to Miss Georgia the first time, but after that, I g ot the hang of it pre tty quickly. YOU’VE TRAVELED ALL OVER THE COUNTRY FOR PAGEANTS. HOW ARE THEY UNIQUE HERE IN THE SOUTH? Pageants are very much a Southern thing. They are in ev ery little town you could imagine. For example, there are about 40 different preliminary pageants in Georgia to qualify for Miss Georgia. H owever, in some Northern states, they don’t even have enough girls to have one preliminary.

April Lufriu: Mrs. America 2011 and Mrs. World 20112012

April Lufriu crowned for Mrs. World.

AND YOU CONTINUED TO COMPE TE THROUGHOUT COLLEGE? Yes, competing throughout

college actually helped me pa y my way through four degrees. Prior to compe ting for Miss United States, I competed in the Miss America s ystem, which is actually the larg est scholarship provider for young women in the United States . A combination of pageant winnings and o ther scholarships covered the majority of m y expenses at the University of Georgia and at Georgia T ech, where I received my MBA.

HOW DO YOU USE THE SKILLS FR OM BEING IN PAGEANTS IN YOUR CURRENT CAREER AS AN ASSOCIATE AT A TECHNOLOGY AND STRATEGY

WHAT DID IT FEEL LIKE TO WIN MISS USA ?

CONSULTING FIRM IN A TLANTA?

There aren’t even words to express ho w I felt at

Pageants gave me an incredible confidence in

SO YOU WANT TO BE A BEAUTY PAGEANT QUEEN? Stepping into the world of beauty pageants isn’t as hard as you might think. Winning, on the other hand, takes time and practice. Here are

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the top five tips from South’s beauty pageant queens. 1. Find an experienced coach. Visit ATLpageants.com or brittanysbeauties.com for coaches in the area. 2. Hone your talent. Whether you sing or dance, practice really does make perfect.

3. Get a pageant-worthy wardrobe. Many pageants include eveningwear, active wear or a swimsuit competition. Be prepared to dish out some money for the best, not only for your outfits, but also for your pageant hair and makeup. 4. Study up on current events. Many

of the scholarship pageants include an interview portion. It’s important to know about current events so that you can intelligently answer any question with confidence. 5. Stay fit. While brains are just as important as beauty, being fit can really impress judges.

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interviewing for jobs. And the ability to command a room. You learn presentation and poise on s tage, and you can translate that into the boardroom.

tend to stay away from glitz ev ents. My personal opinion is that focusing that much on beauty , especially at that ag e, sends the wrong mess age.

HOW HAVE YOU SEEN THE P AGEANT WORLD CHANGE OVER THE YEARS?

From about 2005 to toda y, it’s experienced a kind of decline, and that might ha ve something to do with the recession, because it’ s expensive to compete due to tra veling, the wardrobe and coaches. But really I think there’ s a different take on beauty pageants. I also judge pageants, and a ques tion that I alw ays ask young women in interview s is, “Is there a difference between a lady and a woman? And if so , what is the difference?” They all used to say, “Yes, a woman is a biological term, but a lady is the w ay you carry yourself.” Now, though, the ans wer is, “Yes, a woman is po werful and a lady is more sh y and timid.” AND HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT THE TODDLER AND TIARA OR THE HONEY BOO BOO CRAZE?

Unfortunately, we do ha ve the Honey Boo Boo types. Let me just say this: If I had a daughter , I would love for her to compe te in pageants, but it’s very important to me that it’ s an interest that the child has and that it’ s a natural pag eant system. I

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Brittany Rowland: Miss St. Patrick’s Day 2013

April Lufriu MRS. AMERICA 2011, MRS. WORLD 2011-2012 WHEN DID YOU FIRST GET INTO PAGEANTS?

I started when I w as 19, and I paid for m y first pageant by myself. It was in Orlando and I will never forget it. I lo ved all the glamour. But it’s funny because I w as actually an ex tremely shy kid, with no self-confidence. I never really saw myself as the type to g o on stage, but I w anted a boost in my personal life. YEARS LATER, WINNING MRS. FLORIDA AMERICA IN 2011 WAS SPECIAL TO Y OU FOR A

HOW DID YOU THEN PREPARE FOR A RUN A T

FEW REASONS. WHAT WERE THEY?

MRS. AMERICA?

The Mrs. Florida America pag eant was on February 5, 2011, exactly one year and four da ys after my kids and I were diagnosed with Re tinitis Pigmentosa, a degenerative eye disease that results in blindness. So I w as happy that I won, but also that my family was still strong and I could bring awareness to the disease.

I was excited to take off and compete for the national title. It w as a lot of hard work, though. I trained myself, because pageantry can be expensive with all the dresses and coaches . I was eating high pro tein and no carbs , and I would run at 10:00 at night once m y kids and

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PASSIONATE ABOUT PAGEANTS Wendi Patrick has filled practically every behind-the-scenes pageant role available in the region for almost 25 years. “I’ve been the pageant director, producer, choreographer, set designer, writing coach and speaking coach,” says Patrick, marketing and public relations director for Savannah Christian Preparatory School. Now, she produces the annual Little Miss, Teen Miss and Miss St. Patrick’s Day pageant. husband were asleep [ laughs]. But it was the best I’ve looked since 21. WHAT WAS THE BIGGEST DIFFERENCE IN COMPETING FOR MRS. AMERICA AND MRS. WORLD?

I’d say the bonds you mak e with the girls at Mrs. America are much tighter because there is no t a language barrier like there is at Mrs . World. Mrs. America was the best bonding experience. We really created a sisterhood there, and we k eep in touch. These girls are an impressiv e group of women, doctors , paramedics and lawyers.

THE MOST MEMORABLE?

Winning Miss Georgia Southern in 2011 was definitely a good feeling. I received my master’s in business from Georgia Southern, so that w as a pretty big honor for me. WHEN DID YOU DECIDE YOU WANTED TO COMPETE FOR MISS ST. PATRICK’S DAY? Me and my

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roommate, who also compe tes in pageants, were talking about it for a while, and she s aid she was going to do it. I had sold all m y pageant stuff because I thought I had ag ed out of most competitions, but eventually I decided I’d give it a try with her .

THE REALITY TV SHO WS ABOUT

WHAT IS THE KEY TO WINNING A

BEAUTY PAGEANTS?

PAGEANT CROWN?

I hate those sho ws; I don’t think they should be on TV. I think they misrepresent the pageant culture.

It’s really all about confidence.

Brittany Rowland MISS ST. PATRICK’S 2013

The girls are no t what most people think. I have made some really great friends through competing.

WHEN DID YOU FIRST GET IN-

HOW HAS COMPETING IN PAGEANTS

VOLVED IN BEAUTY PAGEANTS?

HELPED YOU IN OTHER AREAS OF

WHAT DO YOU THINK ARE S OME OF THE BIGGEST MISCONCEPTIONS ABOUT PAGEANTS?

I entered my first pageant at 22. It w as in November 2010. Pageants hadn’t really occurred to me before then. I played tennis and softball; I cheered, showed hogs [laughs], played basketball, and everything else, just not pageants. And because I really hadn’ t been into pageants much before that, I only had about two months to prepare for that first one. But it w as so much more fun than I ever thought it would be. YOU’VE DONE ABOUT 10 P AGEANTS SINCE THEN. WHAT WERE SOME OF

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YOUR LIFE OR IN Y OUR CAREER?

It definitely affects how you speak, how you carry yourself in business and life. On St. P atrick’s Day when I w as walking around wearing a cro wn and sash, I had to mak es sure that I w as representing that crown in the bes t light possible. DO YOU HAVE ANY ADVICE FOR GIRLS WHO MIGHT BE NER VOUS TO SIGN UP FOR PAGEANTS?

Just try it. It’s not all what you see on TV. The friendships you ’re going to build are worth it alone. M ICH E L L E L . MOR R IS

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O N E S AT U R DAY A F T E R N O O N ... For the Reddicks of Guyton, Georgia, their unique baseball s tory started 25 years ago, in January 1988, before son Josh had even reached his first birthday. At that time, K enny Reddick was working at Sa vannah Power (now Georgia Power), doing some work on the Talmadge Memorial Bridge. “I was going into work on a Saturday to change out some small wires to bigger wires,” he recalls. “The power was supposed to be dead all da y long. I came back from a break and the su pervisor told me to g o up there and crank up the switch, and so I went up there, and he didn’t tell me he had made it hot while I w as at lunch.” Not knowing the wire was live, Kenny touched a high-voltage line and incurred a massive electrical burn that nearly killed him. Thous ands of volts rushed through his hands, through the rest of his body and ultimately to his heart, which stopped. Kenny had to be revived twice and lost his left arm from the forearm down and two fingers on his right hand. Doctors told him he’ d be in the hospital f or six to nine months, but he was out in 21 days, and he quickly started to adapt to his new situation, often using his fee t to complete everyday tasks that most people take for granted. “Josh started to watch me and use

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his feet,” Kenny says. “He didn’t use his hands and it got to the point where it concerned his mo ther and I. W e talked to the doctor because he had weak f inger muscles because he started doing everything with his feet. The doctor told him to play Nintendo— probably the only time a doctor ’s ever told a child to play video games—because he’d have to put his fingers on the buttons to build his muscle strength. The funny thing is, I think it sharpened his hand-eye coordination.” Kenny eventually learned how to grip a ball with his three fingers, and when Josh started to show an aptitude for the sport at an early ag e, Kenny was there with a bucket of balls and a tee in the backyard. Yet it wasn’t all a straight-line trajectory for Josh, who was twice cut from his junior-high baseball team, in seventh and eighth grade. Kenny knew that his boy and several other cut teammates could pla y and set out to pro ve it. “Don’t let anyone tell you you’re not good enough,” says Kenny, a mantra he is fond of repeat ing. He assembled a team of youngsters who had been cut by the middle school coach and formed a traveling ball team aptly titled the Renegades . Needless to say, it was sweetly satisfying when the Renegades defeated the school’s team and started holding their own in regional tournaments .

“It was very vindicating and gratifying to me to pro ve to the coaches , ‘You’re just a man. Talent is talent. You have to give a child a chance to achiev e his talent,’” says Kenny, who is s till with the Renegades. “That was just really satisfying to say—‘See what you had coach, and you didn’ t realize it.’ ” Josh went on to a successful career at South Effingham High School where he made the varsity team as a sopho more and switched from shortstop to outfielder in 2005, his senior year. That same year, the Savannah Morning News named him its All-Greater Savannah Player of the Y ear—a fitting topper to a season where he hit . 482 with five home runs, 40 RBIs, 43 runs, 11 doubles, f ive triples and had 10 stolen bases. By that time, Josh had caught the eye of Middle Georgia Colleg e and committed to play baseball there. T o say Josh thrived at the next level would be an understatement. Starting in the outf ield as a f reshman, he won the Region XVII Junior College Player of the Year, and he led the conf erence with a .461 batting average and scored 57 runs on 89 hits , along with sev en home runs. “At five years old, it w as always my dream to do this, so I’ve been wanting this for a really long time, ” says Josh. “I was going to give it all I had until I couldn’t pursue it an y more.”

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GAMES PLAYED IN THE 2012 SEASON

148 HITS AND A BATTING AVERAGE OF .242

TENTH IN THE AMERICAN BASEBALL LEAGUE WITH 32 HOME RUNS

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Kenny Reddick still coaches baseball today.

1990: Joshua (left) and his brother, Bradford, remain close to this day—Josh even bought Brad a house.

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Josh got his first ticket stamped on his way to the major leagues when the Boston Red Sox selected him in the 17th round of the 2006 Major League Baseball draft. Like many draftees, Josh started in the lower rungs of the minors and worked his way up as he sho wed developing power, speed and a knack for the glove. By 2009, he got his first big break in Boston—he was promoted on July 31, 2009, and collected his first hit and his first home run within the first three games at the sport’ s highest level. Josh, still learning plate discipline and f inding a role o n Boston’s star-studded lineup, would spend parts of the 2009 to 20ll seasons with the Boston Red Sox, shuffling between the team’s AAA-Pawtucket affiliate and the major league roster.

In December 2011, Reddick moved to Oakland in an offseason trade, and an of f season-workout regimen put some extra muscle on the budding slugger. By the spring, he finally found himself with an opportunity to be the Oakland A’s everyday right fielder. Reddick helped lead the A ’s to the American League Division Series . Flashing a versatile glove, he finished the season with 14 outfield assists as a right fielder, which was good enough to earn him third place in the Ameri can League. He was given the title of the American League Rightfield Gold Glove Award Winner and finished 16th in the American League Most Valuable Player balloting. “I was definitely surprised, myself, with that,” Josh says, who also won an American League Player of the W eek award last season for a late A ugust-

“It was very vindicating and gratif ying to me to prove to the coaches, ‘You’re just a man. Talent is talent. You have to give a child a chance to achieve his talent.’”—Kenny early-September batting surge. “I didn’t think I w as going to come out and hit 30 homers in my first full year.” Josh’s success paralleled the team’ s storybook season, which saw Oakland profoundly exceed media expectations by winning the American League West over the rival T exas Rangers on the last day of the regular season. The team finished with a record of 94–68, which qualified the team for the postseason for the first time since 2006. The 2012 team, led by Josh’s breakout season, Cuban import Yoenis Cespedes and a ca valry of precocious young pitchers, captured the imagination of fans with their camaraderie, fun playing style and the lowest total payroll in baseball at jus t $59.5 million. “Going into spring training last year, nobody thought we’d win more than 60 games, and we never let that affect us,” Josh says. “We just went out there and played the way we knew we could play. We were g oing to compete, no matter what. We made it fun and had a great chemistry inside the clubhouse. We made the game f un lik e you did when you were a little kid. That’s what made it work for us las t season.” In mid-February of this year , Josh had his No. 24 jersey retired at a cer emony at South Ef f ingham High School. Josh became the first South Effingham ballplayer to have his number taken out of circulation. Wearing dark-washed blue jeans and a black graphic tee, his hair slicked back just so, Reddick retired his ma-

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Josh, at right field, has played in more than 156 games during his career.

ham County. “The smaller kids alw ays had to compete harder. If you get too big, I said to Josh, it takes away from other parts of your game. H e used that in mo tivation, which I think helps you in sports and in life.”

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roon-and-white No. 24 jersey. “It’s a just a huge honor to be able to be the first person to have this in my name,” he said at the ceremony. “Hopefully, I can still serve this county and this school proud.”

U N E X PECT E D P OW E R In person, Reddick does no t have the typical body type of a homerun-bashing slugger—he’s tall (six-foot-two) and slen-

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der (180 pounds)—though it has no t stopped him f rom out-hit ting more muscle-bound batters. Lean and wiry , Josh generates his power from quick hand and wrist movement through the batting zone, something he learned from his dad. You could say he is making the mos t of what he has, just like his dad did. “It’s what you g enerate,” says Kenny, who still coaches and umpires in Effing-

In 2013, being a fan of a baseball pla yer no longer just means watching the highlights on SportsCenter. With the advent of social media, it’ s about engaging the athlete directly. The w alls that ha ve traditionally separated players and fans have not completely disappeared, but they certainly are changing. And Reddick, a congenial young man, seems to ha ve embraced this new order , if not thoroughly enjoyed it. “I don’t get to hang out with fans a whole lot, so it’s a g ood way to connect with them,” he says. Reddick now has more than 44, 000 Twitter followers (“It’s not great, but it’s not bad,” he jokes) and seems to truly enjoy the online banter with his fan b ase.

“They seem to tak e a liking to me on Twitter, I think because I’ m a free spirit and I say what I w ant,” he adds. “I don’t really hold back, which gets me in trouble probably more than it helps me. I can thank my dad for that.” In person, Reddick’s persona suggests that he’s one of those athletes who doesn’t forget where he came from. H e owns a ’92 Chevy Silverado and has a tat too of a Georgia Bulldog. As the adag e goes, you can take the boy out of the country , but you can’t take the country out of the bo y. “I never lose the country redneck part of me,” Josh says. “I listen to country music. I have a nice big redneck truck at the house. That’s who I am, and I’m not going to change that because of where I am. ” Reddick just bought a house in nearb y Guyton and seems content to re turn to his family and his roots in the off-season. “I was raised here m y whole lif e,” he says. “I know all the back roads . I know the whole county. This is where all m y friends are, and it’s good to come back.”

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They play ball, teach life lessons, and one of them even braids hair. These six men were voted South’s Greatest Dads in our first annual contest. We spent a day getting to know them as men, husbands, sons, uncles and, of course—their most important title—fathers. MAT TIE SCHULER • PHOTOGRAPHY BY MICHELLE MORRIS

ANDY BLAIR, LEAD PASTOR AT TAPESTRY CHURCH son’s name: te k, 5 hometo wn: cin cin nati, ohi o

i am amazed at ho w much i fe el li ke te k is “my so n.” There is never a moment when I look at him and don’t feel he is a part of me. That may sound kind of strange, but it is a fear that many adoptive parents face, the question of will they feel like my own. we didn’t ha ve t o ad opt. It was one of those things that [my wife] Kate had always felt like she probably wanted to adopt at some juncture. I didn’t have any strong feelings either way. There are lots of kids that need parents so... We didn’t have to but we decided that if we were going to, we can adopt first, so that way, if we decide to have kids, they will come in on his thing, instead of him being the outsider in an already established family.

i could n’t beli eve th ey were get ti ng re ady t o give us th is kid and that was it! a l ot of t he th ing s my dad did now make sense. i’ve le arn ed tha t pr obabl y you don’t re all y have a concept of un conditi onal l ove until you have a kid, and there is really nothing that is going to break that. wha teve r your idea o f pare nti ng is bef o re you are a pare nt — f or get abou t it . Once you are actually in the ballgame, all of the rules change. It doesn’t matter how many books you’ve read or whatever experts you listen to, you’ve just got to figure it out. we’re act uall y th inking abou t starting the adoption process again.

a l l a b o a r d ! T h e G e o rg i a S t a t e Ra i l ro a d M u s e u m , l o c a t e d a t 6 5 5 L o u i s v i l l e Ro a d o f f Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, couldn’t have been more perfect for our fathers and their kids—trains to climb in and through and plenty of steam and whistles from the trains. The No. 30 steam locomotive, built in 1913, and the No. 119 diesel locomotive, built in 1947, offer rides for visitors throughout the summer. The museum is a National Historic Landmark and has a fully operational turntable. Guests can also enjoy guided tours. mor e inf or mat ion, vis it chs g eor g ia.or g/r ai l r oad -museum.htm l or call 912 .651.6 823

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“He and I are connected forever. It’s there and there’s nothing that’s going to break that.”

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Tek and his dad’s favorite places? This energetic kid (and kid at heart) love bouncing around at Monkey Joe’s and cheering on the local baseball team at Sand Gnat games.

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STARS OF THE SOUTH “My best fatherly advice is to spend as much time as possible with your kids!”

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Forsyth Park. “Tuck loves the slide and Dylan loves to climb and jump on anything,” says Jason Hurst of one of the boys’ favorite play spots in Savannah.

JASON HURST, OWNER OF JASON HURST PHOTOGRAPHY sons’ names: tu cke r, 12, an d dyl an, 10 hometo wn: ba xle y, ge or gia

it ’s stres sf ul , but for me I don’t think the stress is the being the dad—that part is easy.

th e best th ing abou t being a dad is get ti ng t o experi ence gr owth, and the hardest thing about being a dad is whenever they lose it.

i was rais ed o n a f arm, an d i am ver y much mo rals, manner s, discipli ne. So my boys have manners, they have discipline. They know how to say “Yes, Ma’am” and “Yes, Sir” and they will help people. For me, that was what was important. I got them to learn that and they show people that all the time.

th ere is not hing har der t han mak ing sur e tha t bot h you r kids know tha t you l ove th em both just as much and that you like spending time with both of them in the same way. That’s the most important thing to give to your kids, and it’s the hardest thing to make sure that you keep it balanced for them.

we are so st uc k on how impor t ant all th e lit tle th ings are for kids and just seeing our kids smile.

th e mo st impor t ant j ob i ha ve as a dad is teaching my boys to work hard, respect everyone, love deeply and enjoy every single day.

th ere ’s a l o t o f give an d t ak e. There are easy days, there are hard days. With a special needs boy, there are going to be scary times. There are going to be hard times that you don’t anticipate.

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“My best fatherly advice? To be responsible for your actions and think of the possible outcomes of your decisions before you make them.”

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The Rogers family aims to eat dinner together quite often, but if they are heading out, Zunzi’s is a staple. And for some fun? The Rogers head to the beach to catch some rays.

MATT ROGERS, ER NURSE AND A PARAMEDIC kids’ names: matt, 22; andrew, 16; and gabby, 7 hometown: claxton, georgia

i think one of the most important things about being a parent in general is not telling your kids what to do but showing your kids what to do—letting them see what to do by the way that you act and live your life. i’ve learned to save more money! you have to take away from yourself to do other things for them—not going and doing the things that you really want to do in order to make the kids better. you can tell the puberty years with them… they get a little crazy to the point where you want to get them checked. you look back at the transitions in your life and as you get older you look at the things that have actually changed you as a person—each one of the kids in one way or another in their own little way. it’s an awesome responsibility and I think it has made me a better person over the years. j u n e | j u ly 1 3

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STARS OF THE S OUTH “I wasn’t sure if they would enjoy fishing or anything like that, so I just tried it. Took one out fishing for a while... we do kayaking, I take them hiking, they’ve been to a couple Braves games with me. I f ound them to be open to anything.”

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When the whole Richey crew is looking for a fun weekend, you’ll find them playing at Forsyth Park, catching a Sand Gnats game or at the beach to cool off in the water.

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FOR SIMPSON STRONG-TIE CO.

kids’ names: car son, 6; camden, 3; an d cope, 5 months hometo wn: savan nah, ge or gia th ere ’s a l ot t o le arn. I have to remind myself that everything I do and say is going to be something they pick up.

ever y single night we have this routine where I’m the hairbraider for the girls.

th ey ar e essenti all y my best fr iends. I have full-time best friends at home. Anytime I get home and want to go outside and do something, I bring them along.

pat ience, ti ming, watch what I say, watch what I do. i woul d say ou t of son, un cle an d hus ban d, I would think dad is definitely my proudest title so far.

we do th e dres s-up th ing. We pulled out a princess tent yesterday and a makeshift wardrobe area for all the clothes.

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kids’ names: nhi, 25, an d duy, 30 hometown: phu cat, vie tn am

the best part of being a dad is watching them grow up. I worked a lot when they were little and the best part of my day was coming home after a long shift and seeing them. And getting my first grandson!

“Most of the time we just gather together at the house and spend time together.”

i’ve learned how unconditional my love can be. You can’t control your kids or force anything on them. You have to hope that they’ll be the best they can be. i’ve learned to cherish the little things more and that time is precious. One day they are in diapers, the next thing you know, they have their own children in diapers.

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i hope they learn to work hard, take responsibility and remember that family always comes first.

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The Le family often heads to Atlanta, Orlando or takes trips down to Walt Disney World, but in Savannah, they recommend trying Jalapenos Mexican Grill for dinner.

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STARS OF THE S OUTH DAVID GRAY ORGANIZER AT SAVANNAH FILMMAKERS name: j acks on, 11 son’s hometo wn: savan nah, ge or gia

o n e th in g i re member li ke it was yes te rd ay was ph o ning my dad and letting him know that we were going to adopt a baby. He first said you don’t know anything about raising kids and started lecturing me. And then he paused and said, you know, we had no idea what we were doing—you’ll make a great dad.

TIPS

To say that this father and son duo are film buffs would be an understatement. Their favorite time of the year? The week-long Savannah Film Festival held each year in the fall.

it is day-by-day… You just have to take it day-by-day. h e g ave me a sec o nd set o f eyes in wh ic h t o see th e wo r ld . I look at everything different now than when I was younger. i could sit here an d t alk all day l ong abou t him—he is the center of my world. wha t i th ought pare nti ng was g oing t o be li ke is t ot all y diffe re nt fr om wha t it is. It’s a new adventure every single day. i’ve re alize d tha t in your li fe you can ha ve spous es tha t co me an d g o, but your kids are forever and your kids are the most important thing. wh enever i hear him j ust say, “daddy, l o ok at t his”—as soon as I hear “daddy,” I feel like I have a purpose. That is my purpose right there.

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Gather the family for some teamwork rafting in North Carolina

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PA D D L E S D OW N ! W H E N I T ’ S T O O H O T F O R T H E B E AC H , H E A D I N L A N D A N D C AT C H S O M E WAV E S AT T H E S E N O R T H C A R O L I N A W H I T E WAT E R D E S T I N AT I O N S .

CHARLOTTE, NC | U S NATIONAL WHITEWATER CENTER

Head to Charlotte—and not just f or the shopping, museums and nightlif e. The largest city in North Carolina is also home to the U.S. National Whitewater Center. This 400-acre outdoor playground f eatures the world’s largest man-made whitewater river and offers trips with varying degrees of difficulty. Relaxing f amily trips are ideal f or those ages eight and up, while the adventure trips are f or those who are ready to get wet in up t o Class IV rapids. The Rodeo Raf ting Trips, however, are the most extreme. Trips take about 90 minutes, and reservations are recommended. If you prefer a little less adrenaline on the water, USNWC’s proximity to the Catawba River makes it a p rime location f or paddleboarding, canoeing or kayaking. Or play on land—the center also has a 1 ,100-f oot zipline, obstacle course and plenty of hiking and biking trails.

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For your first visit, consider an AllSport Pass, which gives you access to whitewater, flatwater and land activities: $49 for youth; $54 for adults. All equipment needed for each activity is included in the pass price. Parking is $5 per day.

704.987.3300; visitlakenorman.org lake norman boat rentals: 121 pinnacle lane, mooresville, nc; 704.677.5036; lakenorrmanpontoons.com lake norman state park: 159 inland sea lane, troutman, nc 28166; 704.528.6350; lake.norman@ ncparks.gov

5000 whitewater center parkway, charlotte, nc; 704.391.3900; usnwc.org

Round out the day by having some fun on shore. Dine lakeside on the patio at The Prickly Pear, a r estaurant serving up m odern Mexican cuisine to rave reviews.

LAKE NORMAN, NC

Originally built as a reservoir for Duke Energy in the 1960s , Lake Norman is the largest man-made lake in North Carolina. With 520 miles of shoreline, there’s plenty of room to pla y. Outfitters like Lake Norman Boat Rentals have pontoon and speed boats available f or rent at daily rates . Or take a swim by heading to Lake Norman State P ark, which pro vides the only public beach access on the lak e. Adults can s wim all da y f or $5; chil dren three and up for $4. lake norman: visit lake norman visitor center at 19900 w catawba ave ste 102, cornelius, nc 28031;

the prickly pear: 637 williamson road, mooresville, nc 28117; 704.799.0875; pricklypear.net MARSHALL, NC | B LUE HERON WHITEWATER RAFTING

Western North Carolina is blessed with an abundance of natural beauty—the region has the Appalachian Mountains, rivers, swimming holes and numerous waterf alls. The French Broad River winds right through it, which makes for some unforgettable rafting and adventures. Founded by some of the most ex-

perienced guides on the water—the company has been guiding tours on the French Broad River f or over 20 years—Blue Heron Whitewater Rafting in Marshall, NC, just outside of Asheville, is a g reat way to get your feet wet, literally. Take a five-mile half -day trip to experience Class II to III rapids. A f ull-day trip, f or ages eight and up, is eight miles, and includes lunch served riverside and an encounter with a C lass IV rapid. For a g entler ride that is suitable for children over four years old or for those who want to really soak up the sights, try a float trip, which is more scenic than wild. Complimentary wet suits are provided on chilly days. Blue Heron takes reservations f or individuals or groups online. Trip prices range from $41 to $63 per person. 35 little pine rd., marshall, nc 28753; 888.426.7238; blueheronwhitewater.com

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DESTINATIONS FOR ANY DESIRE Make a splash at the Kiawah Pool in Charleston, South Carolina.

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Who needs an ex otic beach vacation when these Southern gems are just a short drive away? South takes you down the coast to seven unique beach destinations. Your summer holiday starts now. Myrtle Beach, SC This perennial favorite has been at tracting vacationers from all o ver the country f or generations. Kimberly Miles, a local public relations executive, explains the appeal: “Sixty miles of uninterrupted coastline, diverse attractions and live entertainment, world class golf , unique Carolina Coas tal Cuisine combined with Southern hospitality are just a few of the reasons why we attract nearly 15 million visi tors a year to the region. ” EAT The Library Restaurant is one of the most beloved eateries in Myrtle Beach, boasting a coveted top rating on Trip Advisor. The wait staff, clad in iconic bow ties, has a combined 100 years of serving experience, and offers tableside service f or various dishes f rom salads to s weetbreads. Make reservations online.

1212 NORTH KING S HIGHWAY, MYRTLE BEACH; 843.448.4527; THELIBRARYRESTAURANTSC.COM

STAY Camelot by the Sea offers one-, two- and three-bedroom suites and even has a lazy river on site. Find easy access to the Oceanfront Board walk and Promenade, a 1.2-mile s trip of shops, restaurants and the famous SkyWheel Myrtle Beach—a 21st century take on the classic F erris wheel. 2000 N. OCEAN BOULEVARD, MYRTLE BEACH, 843.916.4700; CAMELOTRESORT.COM; MYRTLEBEACHSKYWHEEL.COM

PLAY Myrtle Beach is a top watersports destination, and Banana Boats are a f amiliar site on the horizon. Perfect for up to six people, Do wnwind Sails Watersports launches boats every 15 minutes starting at 10 a.m. $16 per person; lifejackets provided; reservations suggested. DOWNWIND SAILS WATERSPORTS; 2915 OCEAN BLVD, MYRTLE BEACH;

843.448.7245; DOWNWINDSAILS MYRTLEBEACH.COM

SHOP Just a stone’s throw south of the hustle of Myrtle Beach, the Ham mock Shops Village on Pawley’s Island f eatures 20 boutique and specialty stores nestled in a gro ve of live oaks just off of Highway 17. Find gourmet Southern foodstuffs at Carolina Gourmet and hand-woven rope hammocks at Pawley’s Island Hammocks. HAMMOCK SHOPS VILLAGE, 10880 OCEAN HIGHWAY, PAWLEYS ISLAND, SC; THEHAMMOCKSHOPS.COM

Kiawah Island, SC “The Kiawah beach is 10 miles long, ” says Bill Lacey, hotel manager at The Sanctuary Hotel at Kiawah Island Golf Resort. “Because the beach is so long and the high and low tides are so wide, there is always space on the beach to call your own.” EAT Jasmine Porch infuses Lowcountry recipes with organic local produce. The food is sensational—but the views of the ocean are what will k eep you

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Spend a day relaxing at the scenic beaches at Kiawah Island near Charleston, SC.

The beauty of Jekyll Island will astound you. Hilton Head Island serves up some of the best seafood in the area.

Get away at Sea Pines resort on Hilton Head Island.

“The beach is so long and the high and low tides are so wide—there is always space on the beach to call your own.” —Bill Lacey, Kiawah Island Don’t miss the Jacksonville 4th of July fireworks display this summer.

Catch a wave at Jacksonville Beach.

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coming back. Be sure to try their sig nature Sunday Brunch. Call for reservations. 1 SANCTUARY BEACH DRIVE, KIAWAH ISLAND, SC; 800.576.1570; KIAWAHRESORT.COM/DINING/JASMINE-PORCH

STAY The Forbes 5 Star and AAA Fiv e Diamond Kiawah Island Golf Resort of f ers amenities to suit ev ery taste. Book a room at the Sanctuary H otel, just steps from the ocean. Resort Vil las and oceanfront, private vacation homes are also a vailable. No matter where you stay, access to all of the resorts amenities is included. 1 SANCTUARY BEACH DRIVE, KIAWAH I S L A N D, S C ; 8 0 0. 6 5 4 . 2 924 ; K I AWAHRESORT.COM

PLAY Kiawah beach was listed as one of America’s Top 10 Beaches by Travel Channel, so it’s fitting that the island’s resort is also rolling in accolades: voted the number one tennis resort in the world by Tennis Resorts Online and #1 Resort in the U.S. by Golf World magazine. But if it’s too hot to work up additional sweat, head to the pool. The resort offers adult-only and kid friendly pools, as well as an on-site w ater park.1 SANCTUARY BEACH DRIVE, KIAWAH ISLAND, SC; (800) 654-2924; KIAWAHRESORT.COM

SHOP Take a drive through the Lowcountry to the s tretch of Highway 17 between Mount Pleasant and Charleston, known as “The Sweetgrass Basket Highway.” Artisan basket makers weave their intricately-designed baskets daily and sell them directly from roadside stands. If you prefer, head to Historic City Market in Charleston to find the perfect one-of-a-kind k eepsakes to remind you of your trip for years to come. 188 MEETING STREET, CHARLESTON, SC; 800.868.8118; THECHARLESTONCITYMARKET.COM

Hilton Head Island, SC “Hilton Head was the first eco-planned destination in the country,” says Charlie Clark, vice president of communications for the Hilton H ead Chamber of Commerce. “Back in a time where building oceanf ront resorts meant clearing wide swaths of land, pioneer

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You’ll never want to leave the Kiawah Sanctuary pool in Charleston, SC.

developer Charles Fraser thought it should be done differently; that the nature and beauty be given top priority in developing the destination. The island’s founders felt strongly that you should be able to see the stars at night, and that commitment s till stands.” EAT For its entire beautifully mani cured splendor, Hilton H ead isn’t without down-home appeal. A Lo wcountry Backyard Restaurant is off the beaten path. Don’t miss the backyard atmosphere, homemade pimento cheese and lemonade served in Mason jars. 32 PALMETTO BAY ROAD, HIL-

Catch some air with A.O.K. Watersports on Tybee Island.

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STAY The Sea Pines Resort is a Hilton Head Island institution. “Many of our guests are repeat guests who have been visiting our resort since childhood and are now bringing their children here,” says Mary Doyle, marketing manager at the all-inclusive resort. Lodging on the grounds ranges from luxury rooms at The Inn at Harbor T own, which

Explore the waters with Savannah Canoe and Kayak.

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Good times are always available at Jacksonville Beach.

overlooks the famous Harbor T own Golf Links, to seven-bedroom homes. Don’t miss the F ourth of July Fireworks at 9:00. 32 GREENWOOD DRIVE, H I LT O N H E A D I S L A N D , S C ; 1.866.561.8802; SEAPINES.COM

PLAY For unbeatable views of Hilton Head’s pristine coast, head 500 feet up with Parasail Hilton Head. The 10- to 12-minute long tours are great for ag es 6 and up—getting wet is optional. Parking is f ree, and reservations are required at least 24 hours in advance. 421 SQUIRE POPE R OAD, HILTON HEAD ISLAND; 843.686.2200; PARASAILHILTONHEAD.COM

SHOP For the best boutiques at the beach, visit The Village at Wexf ord. Consistently voted “Best of Hilton Head,” this outdoor shopping destination includes high-end shops , restaurants and even a day spa. For a unique souvenir, visit the top-rated Ollerie Olive Bar Store with world-class sel ection of olive oils to tas te and buy. 1000 WILLIAM HILTON PARKWAY, HILTON HEAD ISLAND; VILLAGEA TWEXFORD.COM

St. Simons Island, GA Don’t let the size of St. Simons Island fool you—every square inch is pack ed with charm and you ’ll find fun everywhere you look. EAT Winner of a whopping sev en

Wine Spectator awards, Halyards is among the best in St. Simon’s cuisine scene. Owner and Ex ecutive Chef , Dave Snyder, finds inspiration in the world outside Halyards’ door: “I use the abundant seaf ood and produce available locally to keep the menus as delicious and fresh as possible,” he says. The Seared Tuna with Wine Reduction Sauce is among the mos t popular dishes on the menu. When you g o, be sure to say hello—Chef Snyder regularly visits with guests in the dining room—and tell him South sent you. Reservations are recommended. 55 CINEMA LANE; S T. SIMONS, GA; 912.638.9100; HALYARDSRESTAURANT.COM

STAY Centrally located between shopping, parks and the beach, the historic Village Inn and Pub offers bo th privacy and location. A res tored 1930s beach cottage is at the center of the Inn, which developers built around existing live oaks. Boutique rooms f eature various layouts and vintag e style. Rates vary b y day and season. 500 MALLERY STREET, ST. SIMONS ISLAND, GA; 888.635.6111; VILLAGEINNANDPUB.COM

PLAY Fly Fish Georgia offers char tered fly fishing and light tackle expeditions year-round. The outfit—headed by professional angler Captain Scott Owens, who pioneered the technique of shallow water sight fishing—offers

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artists, stock up on fishing supplies at SSI Bait & Tackle, and grab a bite to eat at Palm Coast Cof f ee Caf é Pub .

Sundae Cafe on Tybee Island is a hidden treasure full of sweet treats and amazing meals.

PALM COAST COFFEE CAFÉ PUB: 318 MALLERY STREET, ST. SIMONS IS LAND, GA; 912.634.7515; PALMCOASTSSI.COM; SSI B AIT AND TACKLE: 121 MALLORY STREET, ST. SIMONS IS LAND; 912.634.1888

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lessons and welcomes all ages and skill levels. Pricing for beach, near shore and offshore trips available online. 300 MARINA DRIVE, ST. SIMONS ISLAND; 877.605.3474; FLYFISHGEORGIA.COM

SHOP Located at the island’ s south end, The St. Simons Pier Villag e is an enclave of restaurants and local mer-

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chants. Known as the island’ s social hub, the area is so well known by locals that neither central phone number , formal address nor website exis t. Signage for the Village is plentiful on the island— as are locals who will be happy to point you in the right direction. Once you’re there, shop for oneof-a-kind pieces of art from regional

order a petite portion of their wildly popular platters. 1175 N. BEACHVIEW DRIVE, JEKYLL ISLAND, GA; 912.635.3588; DRIFTWOODBISTRO.COM

STAY For the ultimate J ekyll Island experience, the Jekyll Island Club Hotel—playground to such prominent families as the Rockefellers, the Goodyears and others at the turn of the las t century—is a must. Your entire time on Jekyll Island could be spent learn ing about the rich his tory of the only f our-star resort that is on the Na tional Historic Landmark. But access to nine miles of beach, 63 holes of g olf, bicycling, horseback riding and more make it hard to stay inside. 371 RIVER-

Perhaps best known for the J ekyll Island Club, the playground of America’s wealthiest families during the Gilded Age, Jekyll Island, GA, is still a relevant destination for families today. Steeped in history with pristine beaches, the shops, restaurants and in-tact character of the Island remain some thing to write home about.

VIEW DRIVE, JEKYLL ISLAND, GA; 855.535.9547; JEKYLLCLUB.COM

EAT Specializing in Lowcountry Cuisine, Driftwood Bistro at Villas by the Sea has an extensive seasonal seafood menu of fresh-caught fish, wild Georgia shrimp and shellfish. Dining here won’t break the bank, either, with $10 wine bottle specials and the op tion to

PLAY The rich scenery of Driftwood Beach is not to be missed. Located on the Island’s north end, the area is covered in naturally occurring drift wood that just begs to be photographed. Access it from well-mark ed beach access points along North

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Beachview Drive, with on-street parking. GOLDENISLES.COM/LISTING/ DRIFTWOOD-BEACH

SHOP The Shoppes on Pier Road f eature locally o wned clothing and home and accessory stores, bookshops and galleries. Take home a piece of hand blown art glass from Gypsea. And be sure to s top by The Commissary, the Island’s general store during the Club’s heyday that now sells its o wn line of Georgia-based food items . PIER ROAD, JEKYLL ISLAND, GA; JEKYLLISLAND.COM/SHOPPING/

Jacksonville, FL Twenty one miles of coas tline with three distinct beach towns—Jacksonville Beach, Atlantic Beach and Nep tune Beach—make the Jacksonville, FL, area one you can’ t miss. EAT What could be be tter than BBQ and fireworks on the Fourth of July? Mojo Kitchen BBQ Pit and Blues Bar in Jacksonville Beach offers some of

the best BBQ in town—plus, it’s family friendly and moderately priced. Try the melt-in-your-mouth beef brisket, and be sure to order their famous mac and cheese as one of your sides . If you happen to be there on Independence Day, the city ’s impressive fireworks display goes off from Latham Plaza, less than a mile a way. 1500 BEACH BLVD, JACKSONVILLE BEACH, FL; 904.247.6636; MOJOBBQ. COM/MOJOKITCHEN

STAY Feel right at home in a vacation rental f rom Lancelot’s Castles and Keller Williams Realty A tlantic Partners. Oceanfront rentals of one, two and three bedroom condos in the Jacksonville Beach area are fully fur nished and s teps f rom the ocean. Prices range from $150-429 a night, depending on season and location. 4116 THIRD S TREET SOUTH, JACKSONVILLE BEACH, FL; 888 .325.8439; LANCELOTSCASTLES.COM

PLAY Four breweries and a line of bars on King Street in the city of J acksonville have transformed the area into a

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craft-beer lover’s paradise. Located in the heart of the brewery dis trict, Intuition Ale Works is favored among locals and vacationers alike, specializing in small-batch handcrafted brews. What’s on tap changes with season and a vailability, but snag a hoppy I-10 IPA if you can. Parking can be tricky and there is no food service; but the high quality beers are worth the trip . 720 KING STREET, JACKSONVILLE, FL; 904.683.7720; INTUITIONALEWORKS.COM

SHOP Beaches Town Center in Nep tune Beach features locally o wned art galleries, bookstores, clothing and jewelry boutiques and eateries. Unwind with a glass of wine or a cup of spe cialty coffee and dessert from Lillie’s Cof f ee Bar and s tay f or their f ree Music In the Courtyard ev ents, held every Friday and Saturda y evening through October. 200 FIRST STREET, NEPTUNE BEACH, FL; 904.241.1026; BEACHESTOWNCENTER.COM

Tybee Island A guide to South’s favorite beaches isn’t complete without Tybee Island, GA. EAT Sundae Caf é is one of T ybee’s best-kept secrets for gourmet meals and f antastic desserts. 304 FIRST S T R E E T, T Y B E E I S L A N D, G A ; 912.786.7694; SUNDAECAFE.COM

STAY Take your pick f rom one of Tybee Island Vacation Rentals’ extensive property list that offers furnished beachside homes, cottages and condos. 1010 HIGHWAY 80 EAST, TYBEE IS LAND, GA; 877.214.7353; TYBEEVACATIONRENTALS.COM

PLAY & SHOP Catch some air with AOK Watersports, the only dedicated kiteboarding shop and school in Geor gia, or rent a ka yak to take out at Sa vannah Canoe and K ayak. AOK WATER SPORTS: 1510 BUTLER AV E N U E , T Y B E E I S L A N D , G A ; 912.786.8080; SAVANNAH CANOE AND KAYAK: 414 BONAVENTURE RD, SAVANNAAH; 912.341.9502

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About the Location: The Bethesda Academy, located south of the Historic District, is a private residential boarding and day school for young men and is the oldest continually operating school in the country. It was built in 1740 and is rich with natural beauty—650 acres that include marshes, lakes, a timber farm, a cattle farm and an organic garden. The hottest singles spent the day at the cattle farm and The Pavilion. for more information, visit bethesdaacademy.com

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SOUTH’S PICK!

BETH ANN WALKER age 24 hometown: Knoxville, TN profession: Public Relations Manager at Spine & Sport what is the best part about being single? Getting to know more about yourself as you get to know other people. I used to think dating had to mean a fancy restaurant, candles—but I realized that I would rather have a spontaneous trip to Folly Beach, crab legs and good conversation.

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The number one topic almost all of South’s Singles recommend avoiding on a first date? Exes and politics—definitely deal breakers.

what is the worst part about dating? I honestly don’t think there’s much of a downside. Even if the date is absolutely terrible, you still get to know someone. must-have quality or characteristic in a date? Ambition. I want someone I have to work to keep up with, not someone who has to keep up with me. brains, beauty or humor? Brains. There is nothing more attractive to me than intelligence. main topic to avoid on a first date? That you can’t bait a hook. what is the best excuse you’ve used to get out of an unpleasant date? Every excuse I’ve ever used has to do with the NBA.

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TRAVIS J OHNSTON age: 26 hometown: Albuquerque, NM profession: Bartender

Plaid shirt, The North Face, Half-Moon Outfitters; halfmoonoutfitters.com. Tassle necklace, Civvies; civviesclothes.com. Jeans, Travis’s own.

what is the best part about being single? Being on my own schedule, being free to meet new people and not having to answer to anyone. what is the worst part about dating? The awkward ice-breaking stage. must-have quality or characteristic in a date? Know when to stop talking, don’t take yourself or me too seriously and be in shape—I try and so should you! brains, beauty or humor? First beauty—face it, attraction begins with physical appearance. what is the best excuse you’ve used to get out of an unpleasant date on the spot? I called my sister and told her to pretend like she was getting a DUI and if I went to pick her up the cop would let her off the hook ... LATER! what is your best southern charm tip? Always be honest, yet tactful. how would you describe your southern charm? My charm comes from the fact that people can always count on knowing that I’m upfront and honest.

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Travis’s best Southern Charm tip? Be honest with tact. “You may not like what I have to say, but I won’t try and hide it from you or waste your time.”

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MANDY STARLING age: 35 hometown: Savannah profession: TV Personality for CW Network what is the best part about being single? I get to go out and do whatever I want whenever I want with whomever I want. But the very best part of being single is I get to develop myself as my own person. what is the worst part about dating? The fact that you never know who the person really is until you get to know them. must-have quality or characteristic in a date? They must be able to carry on good conversation with none of those awkward silences. I am there to have a good time and laugh, and I expect my date to be able to provide that good time or I know right away it’s not going to work out. brains, beauty or humor? All three—total package. I have all three so I expect nothing less from my date. what is the best excuse you’ve used to get out of an unpleasant date on the spot? I just received a call from my children and I am needed at home. Works every time.

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Mandy’s best Southern Charm tip? “Learn to enjoy the people in your life and what life has to offer no matter how much or how little you have.”

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Plaid shirt and suspenders, Civvies; civviesclothes.com.

ag e: 29 homet own: Savannah pr of ession : Automotive Parts Advisor wh at is t he best par t abou t being sing le ? Being able to meet new people and not having to worry about answering to anybody. wh at is t he wor st par t abo ut dat ing? Trust and worrying about making somebody else happy. must -ha ve qual it y in a date ? Good looks, personality and a sense of humor. bra ins, beaut y or humor ? All three. main t opic t o avoid on a fi r st dat e? Psycho exes. wh at is t he best excus e yo u’ve used t o get ou t of an un ple as ant dat e on th e spot? A phone call from a friend or family member that needs my help. how wo uld you descri be your so uth ern charm ? As real as it gets.

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Jason offers up his best Southern Charm tip—Treat everyone the same way you would want God to treat you . Oh, and don’t talk about

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Dress, Fab’rik; fabrikstyle.com Bracelets, Red Clover; shopredclover.com. Necklace, Melvin; shopmelvin.com.

MEGAN MOORE ag e: 30 homet own: Savannah pr of ession : Interventional Pain Manegment Department of Optim Healthcare wh at is t he best par t abo ut being singl e? Being independent! My parents raised me to always be able to stand on my own two feet and not to have to rely on a significant other. wh at is t he wor st par t abo ut dat ing? My view on this can best be summed up by a line from Wedding Crashers— ”You’re sitting there, you’re wondering do I have food on my face, am I eating, am I talking too much, are they talking enough, am I interested? I’m not really interested.” must -ha ve qual it y or cha ra cte r isti c in a dat e? He has to be a gentleman! This means opening doors, being nice to those around him and not talking about himself the whole time. I am a sucker for a nice smile, an accent and a guy that will talk about football with me.

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“I’m willful and ready to conquer whatever life throws at me with grace. And if all else fails, just say, ‘Bless your heart’ and move on like any good Southern lady.”

bra ins, beaut y or humor ? Humor! Mr. Right will definitely be able to make me laugh and put a smile on my face even during the tough times. main t opic t o avoid on a fi r st dat e? “What do you expect in a relationship?” This topic can be overwhelming. It is a first date—no need to rush down the aisle and set expectations just yet. wh at is t he best excus e yo u’ve used t o g et ou t of an un pl eas an t date on th e spot ? The date felt awkward the whole time, so I told him I had to go help my friend who had an emergency. The funny thing is ironically she sent me a text saying she needed rescuing herself so it worked out for the best. wh at is your best so uth ern charm ti p? One cannot really learn Southern Charm, so if you are from the South you should embrace it. Regardless of the stereotypes, everyone loves the accents that we have, the hospitality that we show and the traditions that we embrace year after year.

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“Be confident, supportive, have a good sense of humor and be a romantic,” says Joel of his must-have qualities in a date. “I like a girl who can surprise me and make me laugh.”

J OEL CABRERA age: 26 hometown: Bayamon, Puerto Rico profession: Personal Trainer, Advertising Student what is the best part about being single? Tomorrow can be the day I meet the love of my life, the day I have the opportunity to travel around the world, the day I can make a life-changing decision and just go for it. I can spend quality time with my friends and enjoy life to its fullest. what is the worst part about dating? Not knowing if it’s going to work out or if the feelings will be reciprocated. But it can be really exciting unwrapping the mystery of the other person and getting to know each other. brains, beauty or humor? I would say brains and humor never fade like beauty. However, appearance is important—taking the time to concentrate on your health is an important part of adding longevity to your life. main topic to avoid on a first date? Definitely avoid talking about past relationships on a first date. It makes you appear as though you’re not over the relationship, and I don’t want to be the rebound guy or pay for his mistakes. what is the best excuse you’ve used to get out of an unpleasant date on the spot? Luckily, I’ve never been in that sort of situation. If things don’t go as well as I had hoped, I just continue to make the best of the time we have left.

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“Improper etiquette will get you nowhere,” says self-proclaimed Southern Belle, ZaDonna Slay, executive director of Savannah/ Chatham CASA.

ZADONNA SLAY ag e: 28 homet own: Savannah, GA pr of ession : Executive Director of Savannah/ Chatham CASA wh at is t he best par t abo ut being singl e? The best part is having the freedom to do what you want, when you want to and how you want to and to not be judged. wh at is t he wor st par t abo ut dat ing? Having to learn someone’s habits or personality quirks and getting used to someone new all while revealing yourself to a total stranger. must -ha ve qual it y or cha ra cte r isti c in a dat e? They must have common sense and self-awareness. bra ins, beaut y or humor ? Brains. wh at is t he best excus e yo u’ve used t o get ou t of an un ple as ant dat e on th e spot? In an openly and candidly Southern manner, “Thank you for asking me out. I appreciate everything, but this isn’t going as expected, and I don’t want to waste our time.” how wo uld you descri be your so uth ern charm ? I’m a Savannah Belle who loves proper mannerisms, charm, sweet tea and believes that chivalry still exists somewhere out there.

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Plaid shirt, The North Face, Half-Moon Outfitters; halfmoonoutfitters.com. Pants, Civvies; civviesclothes.com.

TRENT KISSINGER age: 33 hometown: Gratz, Pennsylvania profession: 6th Grade Math and Science Teacher at Charles Ellis Montessori Academy what is the best part about being single? You always have the perfect excuse to explore what the city has to offer. While it can be enjoyable to do some solo exploration, it’s a lot more fun to share a pleasant Savannah evening with a date on your arm. what is the worst part about dating? There’s nothing worse than being very attracted to someone, think that you are perfectly compatible and then have them seemingly fall off the face of the earth because they secretly did not feel the same way about you. must-have quality or characteristic in a date? The fastest way into my heart and a must-have quality in a date is having a way with words. I will never go to the movies on a first date. I much prefer coffee or dinner so we are forced to sit face-to-face and talk. brains, beauty or humor? It’s good to have a healthy balance. what is your best southern charm tip? A small gesture can go a long way. In the heat of summer, why not show up at your date’s door with a freezer pop? With the plastic top cut off already, of course.

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J ULIANA HURTADO age: 27 hometown: Bogota, Colombia profession: Student/Restaurant Manager what is the best part about being single? Being able to enjoy yourself to the max, to get to know who you really are and to have lots of dates with yourself and your friends. what is the worst part about dating? The first date because you are nervous and you don’t know what you’re getting into. must-have quality or characteristic in a date? They must be respectful, funny, goofy and spontaneous. brains, beauty or humor? I think a combination of all three is good. I don’t think looks are so important, but you have to feel some kind of connection or chemistry. what is the best excuse you’ve used to get out of an unpleasant date? No excuses—if you can’t take the heat, get out of the kitchen. how would you describe your southern charm? I would say sassy-classy with a lot of self-confidence. I once read that Southern Charm is beautiful because is a reflection of inner beauty, and I think that’s the best way to describe it.

Hat, Half-Moon Outfitters; halfmoonoutfitters.com. Necklace, Vest, Civvies; civviesclothes.com. Bracelets, Red Clover; shopredclover.com. Shorts, Juliana’s own.

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Marigold Beauty Concepts Hair Stylist: Pamela Carbral Makeup: Marigolds Model: Evan McGaughey Inspiration: Her beautiful hair! We wanted to showcase that since it is so pretty and long, and it has a pretty color. We wanted to do a soft, Rita Hayworth feel in the front.

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HAUTE

SHOW PHOTOGRAPHY BY TRAVIS TEATE • LOCATION: THE BARBER POLE

About the Location: For this year’s Haute Hair Show, we wanted to combine the worlds of high-fashion hair with the old-school feel of a barber shop. What better place to shoot than at the Barber Pole right below South’s office? The place is always packed and gave us the perfect setting for our glamorous models. visit the barber pole at 110 bull st or call 912.234.3831.

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Color Geek Hair Salon Hair Stylist: August Alderman Makeup: Ford Fatale Model: Rayne Moreaux Stylist: Liz Longshore Stephens Inspiration: Edgy glamour—Gwen Stefani, Pink—just trying to mix the worlds of edginess and glamour together.

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Towne Salon Hair Stylist: Tyler Rominger Makeup: Morgan Rogers Model: Allison Andrews Inspiration: I used her hair as an inspiration. With this look, you can make it look pretty, formal or beachy, all depending on how you style it after you use the curl wand.

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Hotheadz Salon Hair Stylist and makeup: Trey Lee and Judy Mullen Model: Darlene Majesky Dress: Cate Lyon Inspiration: We wanted to go with a woodsy, earthy scene to incorporate the braids since braids are really hot right now.

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Salon Della Vita Men’s Hair Stylist: Kim Swann Makeup: Samantha Waldron Models: Melissa Moradi and Jonathan Stalcup Color and styling: Savannah Buchanan and Jessica Bassett Inspiration: We wanted a retro look, but a modern look, too, so we spiced it up with the color. And since it is spring and summer, we wanted to go with the oranges, yellows, even a little peach and pink.

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40 Volume Salon Hair Stylist and makeup: Tyler Lively Model: Kaitlyn Smith Inspiration: We basically just dressed her up like a baby doll or Barbie. That’s the theme of the salon, that’s what we are known for. The salon is very pink and feminine. What’s more feminine than a Barbie?

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Travis During his senior year at the Citadel, Travis T. discovered he had a gif t: he could paint. “I’ d been an artist my whole life and didn’t know it,” he says. He transitioned into pho tography as a medium and hasn’t looked back. “I don’t think lik e a pho tographer,” he says of his unique per spective. “I think more lik e a storytelling director. I don’t like to shoot things f riv olously because it looks good. It always has to say something.” Shooting South’s 3rd Annual Haute Hair Show was intense, but professional Travis knew how to get it done. “I had six models, six hours and only 60 minutes with each model,” Travis explains. “This wasn’t about me, it w as about the stylists. The quality of the styling was excellent across the board. It w as all perf ectly executed; it was daywear mixed with more abstract and couture. That’s a wonderful metaphor for what fashion is.”

Jessica South’s cover model, Jessica T., wife of photographer Travis T., is an accomplished photographer in her own right. Originally from New J ersey, she met Travis while modeling in Charles ton, South Carolina. Believe it or no t, the platinum blonde beauty no w prefers to be behind the lens . She agreed, ho wever, to model f or our White Hot cover as long as she didn’t have to do any interviews. The photos, shot at a marina near Savannah, speak for themselv es. j u n e | j u ly 1 3

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40 VOLUME SALON

• 3307 WATERS AVE • SAVANNAH • 912.352.0077 • 40VOLUME.COM

Five years have flown by and we thank you Savannah for your continued support. 40 Volume is excited to announce that we are expanding!!! 40 Volume Salon & Spa will occupy the second floor of our current location. The spa will feature an added Massage room, Skincare room, Spray tan room, two more stylist stations and nails….. Our goal is to make

40 Volume Salon and Spa the premier destination for relaxation and rejuvenation. Whether you need a special treat after a long week, a standing appointment for your health and well-being or want to add a quick service to your existing appointment, we hope 40 Volume Salon and Spa will be your first choice for salon and spa services.

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SERVICES & PRODUCTS MARIGOLD offers clients an extensive list of services to accommodate every need. They specialize in the latest in modern, classic and corrective color and cutting for men and women with Marigold stylists that are highly experienced in Keratin Straightening, hair extensions and various waxing services. They have the latest in nail care including Shellac manicures and pedicures. MARIGOLD also has an array of services for every bride, including formal styling, makeup and nails, either in-salon or on location.

MARIGOLD OFFERS A VARIETY OF DIFFERENT PRODUCT LINES FOR EVERY BUDGET AND LIFESTYLE. THE SALON ALSO PRIDES ITSELF ON OFFERING ORGANIC AND VEGAN FRIENDLY PRODUCTS AT AN AFFORDABLE PRICE.

"Linda Agyemang, cosmetologist, is the manicurist known for her smiling personality and expert skill in giving a pedicure or manicure. Linda is always enthusiastic to use her magical hands to make her clients happy with her work." —MARGARET SCAFIDI

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SOPHISTICATED STYLE WITH LOWCOUNTRY CHARM MARIGOLD welcomes you to come in, relax and be...yourself! A salon that's breaking the mold, they invite you to enjoy a friendly, relaxed environment that is never stuffy, uptight or pretentious. The main focus at Marigold is to give clients a

style that best fits their personality and lifestyle. At Marigold, all of the stylists have a minimum of 10 years experience and are dedicated to providing their clients with an up-to-date look at an affordable price.

MARIGOLDS •

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SERVICES & PRODUCTS ✽ Massage Therapy ✽ Facials ✽ Thermal Body Treatments ✽ Manicures and Pedicures ✽ Spray Tanning ✽ Weddings & Events

SPA BLEU ALSO INVITES YOU TO THE FOLLOWING TREATMENTS... SAVANNAH BEE HONEY TREATMENTS: Spa Bleu has incorporated local Savannah Bee Honey into luscious spa facial and body treatments. Also experience The Raindrop Aromatherapy Massage, The Vitamin C & Organic French Lavender Facial, the Collagen Infusion Ultimate Manicure and so much more!

AN ORGANIC RETREAT IN THE HEART OF SAVANNAH SPA BLEU is an organic day spa nestled in the heart of Historic Savannah. In order to offer the most relaxing and rejuvenating experience possible, Spa Bleu has gathered a myriad of exotic ingredients from across the globe, numerous innovative techniques and invited some of the most talented therapists

in the region to come together and share their talents with all who visit. Southern hospitality combined with FrenchEuropean sophistication and charm creates the perfect recipe for true Southern comfort, refined. The team loves what they do, and Spa Bleu knows you will enjoy the spa just as much.

SPA BLEU

• 101 BULL STREET • SAVANNAH • 912.236.1490 • SPABLEU-SAV.COM

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OWNER OF SPA BLEU, MORGAN, HAS A TRUE PASSION for the field of natural health and the pursuit of improving quality of life in our modern world. She studied Massage Therapy and skincare in San Diego and earned her degree in Natural Health Sciences from Bastyr University in Seattle. “I truly believe that each of us deserves the opportunity to experience relaxation and rejuvenation, not only as a luxury, but as a part of everyday life,” she says. j u n e | j u ly 1 3

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RELAX IN A SOUTHERN

MANSION

✽ LOCALS MENU POSEIDON SPA welcomes Savannah residents to enjoy a luxury, resort spa experience with a Locals Only Menu: (identification required) ✽ TOP 3 LOCALS' TREATMENTS:

MANSION BLISS MASSAGE 80 Min / $125 ($170 value)

POSEIDON SIGNATURE FACIAL 60 Min / $95 ($125 value)

POSEIDON SPA MANICURE AND PEDICURE 75 Combo Only ($100 value)

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✽ TUESDAY is Locals Day where you also receive complimentary parking.

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POSEIDON SPA IS SAVANNAH'S LUXURY SPA EXPERIENCE POSEIDON SPA features a luxurious range of products including Lollia, Voluspa, Salacia (local) and our Private Signature Skincare Line Privai. A results- driven, antioxidant-rich product that treads lightly on the earth. 132

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Overlooking Savannah's largest and most historic square, THE MANSION on Forsyth Park is the city’s most recognized, iconic hotel. A mainstay on Conde Nast Traveler and

Travel + Leisure “best of” lists, the Victorian Romanesque mansion in the Historic District offers an authentic taste of Southern hospitality.

THE MANSION

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TOWNE SALON

• 302 E 41ST STREET • SAVANNAH • 912.443.1388 With a team of stylists who have trained all over the globe and an owner who makes it her business to know what's what in the world of hair, it's no wonder that Tyler Rominger's TOWNE SALON has been voted "Best Salon in Savannah" and carries the banner as Savannah's premiere hair salon. Stylist and Keratin Complex educator, Lindsay Nix, turned heads when she

brought the Keratin Complex product line and treatments to Towne—and for good reason. Keratin Complex treatments produce stronger, healthier, shinier frizz-free hair that dries in half the time as untreated hair. With the most highly skilled stylists and colorists in Savannah and cutting edge techniques for healthier hair, Towne is the place to see and be seen.

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SERVICES ✽ Keratin Smoothing Treatment ✽ Precision Cuts ✽ Extensions ✽ Ombré Expert Hair Coloring ✽ Facial Waxing ✽ Make-Up

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IN THE

Get her gorgeous skin at Spa Genesis.

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T O S TAY L O O K I N G F R E S H SOUTH HAS THE TOP O F T H E S AVA N N A H F O R YO U

$48 MAKEUP WITH BUI LT-I N S KI NCAR E? YE S, PLEAS E! Looking for makeup that’s actually good for your skin? Enter Jane Iredale, a line of makeup that not only has multiple skin care benefits—think broad spectrum sun protection and multiple vitamins and minerals—but also has top coverage, an easy application and high quality texture. The newest product in this line? Glow Time Mineral BB Cream. The cream helps cover blemishes, minimize pores and lessen the appearance of wrinkles while smoothing and brightening your skin. Use BB Cream independently or layer underneath other mineral powders for even more spotless coverage. find jane iredale products at genesis medical spa. call 912-354-4095 or visit genesissavannah.com to view all the services the spa has to offer.

SALON DELLA VITA •

128 W LIBERTY STREET • SAVANNAH 912.231.0427 • SALONDELLAVITA.COM SALON DELLA VITA is a hidden treasure in the Historic District, with a colorful staff, and has been in service for 14 years. The clients and the environment are what make the staff and owner, Kim Swann, enjoy coming to work which inspires them to cut and color hair to match each client's personality, lifestyle and enhance each individual's beauty. Salon Della Vita sees the importance of using product lines that find ways to give back to the communities, have concern for our environment and use organic ingredients. Color Proof is one of Salon Della Vita's most popular products because the salon's specialty is hair color. Color Proof is sulfate free, gluten free, has recyclable packaging and is 100 percent vegan. Salon Della Vita keeps up on the latest trends by attending continuing education classes, such as an All Nutrient class to learn the latest in chemistry, products and hair color technology. The staff also attends hands-on cutting classes taught by some of the leading stylists in the industry.

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✽ Cut

✽ Keraluxe ✽ All Nutrient ✽ Jane Iredale Skincare Mak eup ✽ Color Proof ✽ Moroccan Oil & A quage ✽ Goldwell

✽ Color ✽ Special Event Hair ✽ Makeup ✽ Facial Waxing

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SERVICES & PRODUCTS ✽ Signature Heavenly

Touch Massage

✽ Celestial Body Treatments ✽ Heavenly Glow Facials ✽ Manicures and Pedicures ✽ Weddings & Events THE HEAVENLY SPA BY WESTIN LOCATED IN SAVANNAH, GEORGIA, PROVIDES AUTHENTIC, MEMORABLE EXPERIENCES BASED ON UNIQUE TREATMENTS AND QUALITY PRODUCTS DELIVERED WITH CARE BY SKILLED, LICENSED THERAPISTS. TRAINED PROFESSIONALS SEEK TO UPLIFT GUESTS MENTALLY, PHYSICALLY AND SPIRITUALLY BY ENGAGING AND STIMULATING EACH OF THE FIVE SENSES. BREATH DEEPLY AND LET THEM CATER TO YOUR NEEDS.

THE HEAVENLY SPA OFFERS LOCAL

For those seeking rest and repose, the HEAVENLY SPA BY WESTIN™ offers a variety of Heavenly products and sensory experiences amid the gentle aroma of the brand’s signature White Tea scent. You and and a loved one will unwind with a Hydrotherapy bath in the couples suite. An innovative treatment menu features revitalizing massage, body and facial offerings with customized aromatherapy oils. Guests will also

loosen up under a Vichy Shower, enjoy a private chaise lounge in the Sanctuary relaxation area, dine on tasty SuperFood™ menu items in the Champions Grill, or delight in the manicure, pedicure, and other treatment stations with Heavenly products. The Westin also features world-class dining and spectacular river views at Aqua Star, Escape and Midnight Sun, and a legendary 18-hole PGA Championship golf course.

SPECIALS, COMPLIMENTARY PARKING AND, BEST OF ALL, A WORLDRENOWNED SPA EXPERIENCE IN A GETAWAY-DESTINATION WITHIN SAVANNAH. ENJOY A HEAVENLY WEEKEND-RETREAT OR TAKE TIME FOR YOURSELF TO AWAKEN YOUR SENSES AT THE HEAVENLY SPA BY WESTIN.

HEAVENLY SPA BY WESTIN

• 1 RESORT DRIVE • SAVANNAH • 912.201.2250 • WESTINSAVANNAHSPA.COM

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Let your hair down naturally this summer.

BRAI DS YOUR WAY The easiest way to stay cool this summer when it comes to your hair? Braids, braids and well…more braids. You can wear one at a time or try a v ariety. Trey Lee at Hotheadz Salon has seen braided styles rocked all over—both in Savannah and beyond—but the most popular braid is the big, thick fishtail braid. “Pull it apart,” Lee says. “Make it really fat and really loose to get a k ind of destroyed look. The messier the better.” If you’d rather wear your hair

down, stay natural with a b eachy, wavy look that incorporates loose curls—stick-straight, flat hair is on its way out, a s a re ba ngs a nd chunky, blunt hairstyles. Good thing, too, as going au n aturel is not only easier but is also healthier for you hair and won't have you applying heat to your locks in the already hot summer months. To master the beachy look, use texturizing salt spray, scrunch it in and you are good to go. visit hotheadzsalon.net or call 912-335-2773.

MAKI NG BEAUTY EAS I E R FOR YOU: 40 VOLUM E SALON 40 Volume Salon is a onestop shop when it comes to pampering yourself—the salon is in the process of expanding to include a second level as a complete spa. “We wanted to create an atmosphere where people felt at home, but a lso of f er the most top-end, highest quality hair services you can get,” says owner and stylist Michelle Rouzer. At 40 Volume, you’ll not only f ind quality service, but you’ll also be in the hands of a w orldwide ex per t w it h Rou zer. She graces the halls of her salon every day, and she also works as an International Master Artist, as well as a regional educational manager, for the company Sexy Hair. “I travel the world and teach hairstylists advanced cutting techniques,” says Rouzer, who has taught in Italy, Canada and all over the U.S. “I’m very diligent about training myself. If there is something I want to learn, I’m going to train myself to do it and expend all assets that I can to gain that knowledge behind it.” for a chance to see rouzer and her stylists in action, visit 40volume.com or call 912.352.0077. Michelle Rouzer teaches hair styling worldwide.

ROB'S SALON •

102 EAST LIBERTY STREET • SAVANNAH 912.944.2887 • ROBSSALON.COM

ROB'S AT DRAYTON TOWERS is one of the longest-standing, full-service salons in Savannah. For more than 20 years, Rob has been creating beautiful hair. The salon, which opened in 2009, has a nationally recognized local and destination wedding team. Salon owner and stylist Rob Horton trained at VIDAL SASSOON in London, England. "I feel like the team I have now is the best Savannah has to offer," says Horton. As the summer heat rolls in, consider a Brazilian Blowout Keratin Straightening treatment to keep the frizz away. Clients can purchase Rob’s own products in-store, including Rob’s Working Spray, Dual Finishing Gel, Texturizing Resin, Moisture Creme Conditioner and Ultra Matte Texturizer. Give Rob's at DRAYTON TOWER a call today to walk away with a fabulous new look.

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✽ Color

✽ Special Events

✽ Keratin Straightening

✽ Editorial Styling

✽ Platform Styling

✽ Makeup

✽ Education

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Losing the extra pounds is as easy as simply chilling out.

TH E N EWE ST WAY TO LOS E TH E FAT Cool it off! The newest technology in aesthetics is CoolSculpting, a noninvasive fat-removal process. CoolSculpting, created by the brains at Harvard, uses an FDAcleared process that targets f at cells and f reezes them into elimination. Sounds strange, but it works! The team at Live Well MD has f ound this to be a p opular treatment among their clients. Live Well also follows the medical spa trend of f ocusing on f unctional medicine that addresses the

underlying cause of an issue or disease by using a system-oriented approach. Rather then going to the regular doctor and getting some medicine to pop for years to come, this approach f inds out what the main cause is to heal the body from the start. According to the Institute for Functional Medicine, this type of treatment focuses on understanding the origins, preventions and treatments behind diseases. to slim down while cooling down, visit livewellmdsavannah.com or call 912.352.1234.

Pamper yourself with personalized treatments.

G ET YOUR BE ST. S PA . DAY. EVE R . Having a s pa day is always guaranteed relaxation (at least we hope so), but with the new trend of customizable services based on your needs and your desired outcomes, a r egular old spa day quickly turns into a JustFor-You, Best-Day-Ever Spa Day. “In days past, it was standard to have set protocols and hope that everyone fit into a preset service,” says Stacy Marcum, the regional director of spa operations f or Poseidon Spa. “Today we see more of letting therapists evaluate, consult and customize services to give each guest optimal results.” Not only are you able to have treatments tailored to you, but you’ll also be able to choose specific enhancements to amp up your service that much more. Whether you choose an aromatherapy upgrade or an add-on of eye treatments, these quick upgrades truly make for the best spa experience. to see what specialized attention poseidon spa will provide, visit mansiononforsythpark.com/ leisure/spa or call 912.721.5004.

MAGNOLIA SPA •

100 GENERAL MCINTOSH BLVD • SAVANNAH 912.373.2039 • CSSPAGROUP.COM/MAGNOLIA.COM

THE MAGNOLIA SPA is located inside the Savannah Marriott Riverfront. Our goal is to provide a path to peace and tranquility and to teach you to love and take care of your whole being, mind, body and spirit through our plethora of calming services. A variety of treatments are provided to keep you in the most relaxed state, and include body scrubs, men's services and couple's massages. Magnolia Spa is the perfect place for a girl's getaway or a romantic weekend—why not make a whole day of the spa? We offer complimentary parking as well as use of the steam room and sauna. Pamper yourself at Magnolia Spa.

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Rob's now sells the highend haircare line, Oribe.

HOW TO G ET SMOOTH , FR I Z Z-FR E E HAI R FOR TH I S SUM M E R Beat the heat this June and July by keeping your hair moisturized and smooth. “Frizz is a r esult of two things—lack of moisture or lack of protein,” says Rob Horton, owner of Rob’s at Drayton Tower. When it’s humid, dry hair soaks up moisture in the air, which causes the cuticles to break and creates the appearance of frizz—not a good look! Try the Oribe Imperméable Anti-Humidity Spray. Oribe is a highend, exclusive line available at Rob's, and as he says, it's the best hair product you can get your hands on. For a more permanent solution, try a Keratin treatment. “A prof essional salon can apply a long-term Keratin treatment, such as a Brazilian Blowout, that seals the hair with Keratin and adds a moisture barrier, shine and control that will last for months and months,” suggests Horton. visit robssalon.com or call 912.944.2887 for a list of the salon's services and products.

Neutral colors and a natural look are what's hot right now.

COLOR M E PR ETTY AN D E M BRAC E YOUR TEXTUR E Neons and bright colors are popping up e verywhere when it comes to f ashion—f rom pants to manicures—but when it comes to your hair and skin, neutral colors and a natural, easy look will be hot this summer. “What’s more pretty than natural?” asks Tyler Lively of 40 Volume Salon, and we couldn’t agree more. “Neutral is in. It is very much what every one is going for—taupe, tans, whites, pale pinks.” To complete the look, Lively recommends throwing in a l ittle copper or light oranges to stick with an even skin tone color. Dust bronzer on your cheeks and temples, but don't forget to bronze the rest of your body, too, such as your collarbones and even legs. visit 40volume.com or call 912.352.0077. In regards to hair color, avoid the vibrant hues and defined ombres. Instead, ask for a muted ombre or simply stick with your own color. And as far as eyebrows go, the thick, look-at-me eyebrows are still in, so put the tweezer down and embrace what your momma gave you.

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314 DRAYTON STREET • SAVANNAH 912.335.2773 • HOTHEADZSALON.NET HOTHEADZ SALON treats every customer like family. HOTHEADZ salon is fully committed to providing expertly crafted, innovative and artistic services. They offer cut and coloring services as well as human hair extensions and Keratin treatments. All are part of the competitive and constantly evolving hair and beauty industry. The stylists at HOTHEADZ Salon consistently strive to exceed their clients expectations to be the best they can be. That passion drives them to achieve the highest standard of excellence with every guest that sits in their chairs. Their services include cuts, color, Keratin treatments, pedicures and manicures. With a staff of talented stylists with over 50 years of combined salon experience, you're sure to love your look!

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✽ Master Color & Cut

✽ Aquage

✽ Mani/Pedi

✽ Color Proof

✽ Extensions

✽ Schwartzkopf

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Try the All Over Seduction powder from Edward Bess.

E DWA R D B E S S : M A K E U P ' S N EXT BIG NAM E The hottest new line of makeup to hit Savannah’s runways is Edward Bess. The Charleston, South Carolina native has been written up in Allure magazine and has been bragged about by Oprah. “It’s a makeup artist’s dream line,” says

C ou r t ney Bu nt i n Vic tor, t he medical spa director and beauty g u r u at Glow Med Spa a nd Beauty Boutique. Glow carries this high-end makeup line and even has a beauty brigade that was trained by Edward Bess himself. “He is the next big thing in makeup,” she says. Her favorite Edward Bess product is the A ll Over Seduction powder. Another hot trend you’ll see this summer includes, essentially, spray on pantyhose— never have to worr y about un-tanned legs, spider veins or blemishes again. As pantyhose are no longer (and hopefully will never again be) trending, these sprays are the best way to add color. Glow carries Prtty Peaushun Skin Tight Body Lotion that Buntin Victor dubbed “the lotion version of Spanx.” Glow, which did the ent i re ma keup f or Sav a n na h Fashion Week, used this body lotion on all of the model’s legs to get a flawless look. visit glowsavannah.com or call 912.303.9611 for all your beauty needs.

Explore all the benefits that red wine has to offer your skin.

R E D WI N E— GOOD FOR MOR E THAN JUST YOUR H EART Here’s another reason to pop open that bottle of vino: Red wine is incredibly high in skin-nutritious antioxidants. These antioxidants can help cleanse your skin and tighten your pores. This drink— that is so great f or your ticker, in moderation of course—also has antiaging properties. The alcohol content in red wine is f irming to the skin, which means you will be glowing f rom the inside out. To get the maximum benefits of red wine, try a w ine f acial, which is a very niche trend right now in high-end spas, says Alexis Lovett, spa director at Spa Bleu. With a wine facial, you’ll get increased circulation, which helps repair damaged skin cells. Red wine is also excellent for acne and helps to even out the pigmentation, surface and tone of the skin so you’ll have an overall radiant appeal. A w ine facial will leave your skin feeling smooth, firm and rejuvenated. Why not relax with a g lass of red wine while getting your own vinotherapy? "You should indulge in a treat that's great for the body inside and out," advises Lovett. to book a wine facial at spa bleu, head to spableu-sav.com or call 912.236.1490.

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BEAUTY ESSENTIALS DAY SPA is dedicated to a holistic approach of caring for your entire body with the purest active ingredients to help balance your inner and outer being. From a simple afternoon of pampering to a complete regimen to get you on the path to vital, energized wellness, the staff designs a personalized, results-oriented program to meet your specific needs.

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At COLOR GEEK SALON, every cut and color promises to leave you feeling beautiful and unique. Whether you are getting a new cut or trying a funky new color, their stylists won’t disappoint. Color Geek's style is inspired by fashion, music and culture. When it comes to coloring hair, the stylists focus on the latest techniques to ensure specific detail and a fabulous outcome. Get over to Color Geek Salon for a new fun and fresh summer haircut and color.

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✽ Skin Rejuvenation "Practicing functional medicine is also practicing anti-aging medicine," says Dr. Mary Kay Ross, owner and medical director of LIVE WELL MD. "We are able to look at the things that will keep you younger on the inside. It's preventative medicine; it's proactive rather than reactive." Treatments include IV therapies, nutrition and weight loss counseling, skin resurfacing and more.

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Since 2008, Dr. Mary Kay Ross and the team at LIVE WELL MD have been practicing an innovative form of medicine—one that treats the overall picture of each patient's health. "That's really what functional medicine is," says Dr. Ross, "getting to the causes of symptoms and illness." After a thorough evaluation, Dr. Ross and her colleague, Dr. Lynch, develop a comprehensive treatment plan to address the needs of each patient, employing innovative and leading edge technologies and procedures to fight the effects of aging. "Once our

patients feel better on the inside, they’re ready to work on looking better on the outside." Dr. Ross explains. The only practice in the area offering the non-invasive CoolSculpting procedure, the staff at Live Well MD has access to the most advanced techniques, therapies and cutting edge procedures— and the experience to make it all work together for your total health. Stop in today to see how you can look well, feel well and live well!

LIVE WELL MD •

MEET: DR. MARY KAY ROSS is a board certified physician, a fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians, a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgeons, the American Academy of AntiAging Medicine, the North American Menopause Society and the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery. DR. ROSS is currently in a fellowship program for Functional and Regenerative medicine and is pursuing a master's degree in Nutrition and Metabolism.

3 JOHNSTON STREET • SAVANNAH • 912.352.1234 • LIVEWELLMDSAVANNAH.COM

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SERVICES ✽ Customized Facials ✽ Chemical Peels ✽ Botox ✽ Massage ✽ Pampering Packages ✽ Laser Hair Removal ✽ Eyelash Extensions ✽ Waxing Services ✽ Cellulite Treatment ✽ Faux Glow Body Bronzing ✽ Suddenly Slimmer Body Wraps ✽ LED Light Therapy

Savannah's most luxurious high-end selection of top makeup and beauty brands. Served up by a super helpful staff of beauty gurus to ensure you make the best choices for your skin type and coloring. Check out more about their amazing lines by visiting them online! Then stop in to browse and sample our seemingly-endless selection of makeup in our low-pressure and highly-pleasurable Beauty Boutique. MEET: Glow MedSpa was founded in 2007 by Dr. Jules Victor III and his daughter, Courtney. The spa started out as a laser therapy center but quickly morphed into a medical spa with the added bonus of a beauty boutique.

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Glow MedSpa was founded in 2007 by Dr. Jules Victor III and his daughter, Courtney

WHERE SCIENCE & BEAUTY MEET TO CREATE GORGEOUS RESULTS • GET YOUR GLOW ON! THE VERY BEST TREATMENTS TO KEEP YOU FEELING AND LOOKING YOUNG AND PRODUCTS FOR SKIN AND BODY THAT WILL MAKE YOU RADIANT. The largest and most all-inclusive spa in Savannah, GLOW MEDICAL SPA is an Award-winning, complete beauty destination and is the authority in scientific skincare and cutting-edge cosmetics. They feature an exceptionally extensive menu of spa services, cosmetic medicine and laser technology. Glow combines the most advanced non-surgical cosmetic procedures with the feel of a luxurious boutique and spa to create a brilliant fusion of science and beauty which produces gorgeous

results. Owner Courtney Victor and Medical Director Dr. Jules Victor III have assembled a staff of Savannah’s most exceptional, experienced and customer-oriented nurses, laser technicians, medical estheticians, permanent make-up specialists, massage therapists, professional make-up artists and customer service specialists. Glow is the ultimate modern beauty haven.

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After your treatment or to get your "glow to go" visit the Afterglow-Savannah's, largest Beauty Boutique. The Beauty Boutique features results-oriented clinical skincare, high-end cosmetics and modern apothecary products all served up by a super friendly staff who consider beauty their duty. Professional Makeup Artists love to perform Makeup Makeovers and their Medical Estheticians stand ready to provide complimentary Skincare Suggestions.

PRODUCTS ✽ Complimentary Consultations ✽ Book Appointments Online ✽ Airbrush Makeup Applications ✽ Professional Makeup Artistry ✽ Latisse ✽ Clinical Strength Skin Care ✽ Edward Bess ✽ Skin Lightening Systems ✽ Sun Damage Repair Skin Care ✽ Luxury Cosmetics ✽ Anti-Aging Solutions

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SERVICES & PRODUCTS TREATMENTS ✽ General/Surgical Dermatology ✽ Acne ✽ Botox/Dysport ✽ Facial Fillers ✽ Profractional Laser Resurfacing ✽ Intense pulse Light ✽ Dermasweep ✽ Chemical Seels ✽ Laser Hair Removal ✽ Tattoo Removal

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✽ Neova ✽ Revision ✽ Juvederm/Perlane ✽ Botox/Dysport

CHATHAM SKIN AND CANCER CENTER is a state of the art medical facility treating both adult and pediatric patients. They specialize in general dermatology including acne, surgical dermatology including diagnosis and treatment of skin cancers as well as cosmetic dermatology including facial rejuvenation. They are confident you will enjoy their friendly open atmosphere where Dr. Gaughf supervises all medical and cosmetic treatments. MEET DR. GAUGHF: Dr. Gaughf specializes in facial rejuvenation including minimally invasive cosmetic procedures such as Botox/Dysport, facial fillers, laser removal of brown spots and broken blood vessels, laser skin rejuvenation, and Skin Tyte laser. Dr. Gaughf has been injecting Botox for frown lines and other lines of facial expression for 13 years. She uses Juvederm and other fillers for facial folds and for volumizing, giving the face a more youthful appearance. All cosmetic injectables are administered by Dr. Gaughf, a board certified Dermatologist who has been in practice since 1997. Dr. Gaughf received her medical degree from the Medical

College of Georgia on a full academic scholarship and then completed her dermatology residency at the Medical College of Georgia. Treatments for sun damaged skin and uneven pigmentation include Melanage Peel, Gloss Peels, Profractional laser resurfacing and microlaser peels. She also offers the Light Sheer Duet, a state of the art hair removal laser with minimal discomfort. Legs and backs can be treated painlessly in 15 minutes. A licensed esthetician on staff offers facials, peels, microdermabrasion, red light treatments and customized skin treatment plans.

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SERVICES & PRODUCTS ✽ Complimentary Consultations ✽ PhotoFacials ✽ Chemical Peels ✽ Microdermabrasion ✽ Laser Hair Removal ✽ Latisse ✽ Prescription Skincare ✽ Jane Iredale Mineral Makeup ✽ Botox ✽ Juvederm ✽ Radiesse ✽ Belotero

GENESIS MEDICAL SPA offers top of the line laser hair removal by the Candela system, photofacials, chemical peels and microdermabrasion. All injectables are performed expertly by DR. KATHY CHU.

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VIBRANT LOOK, LASTING RESULTS • FIGHT THE EFFECTS THAT STRESS, AGING AND ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS HAVE ON YOUR SKIN. AT THIS ADVANCED MEDICAL SPA, Dr. Kathy Chu performs the latest nonsurgical procedures achieving unparalleled aesthetic results. From the initial consultation through the procedure process, we provide attention to detail and patients are

treated with the upmost care. Skincare experts are on hand to customize an at home regimen for enhancing and extending results. Expect to leave GENESIS rejuvenated, renewed, and transformed!

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SKINMEDICA'S TNS ESSENTIAL SERUM is an all-in-one rejuvenating product that improves the appearance of FINE LINES, WRINKLES and overall TONE and TEXTURE of skin. Antioxidants fight free radical damage while specialty ingredients provide BRIGHTNESS and visual SMOOTHING. j u n e | j u ly 1 3

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SERVICES & PRODUCTS FULL SERVICE MASSAGE INCLUDING: ✽ Sports ✽ Stone ✽ Deep Tissue FULL SERVICE LASER INCLUDING: ✽ Vascular ✽ Hair Removal ✽ Collagen Stimulation ADDITIONAL SERVICES: ✽ Full Service Facials ✽ Permanent Makeup ✽ Microdermabrasion ✽ Professional Manicure ✽ Botox and Fillers

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MEET HOPE LYNN, LMT has been practicing massage therapy in Savannah for over 16 years and was just voted Best Massage Therapist by the readers of Savannah Morning News. Esthetician MARILYN MCALLISTER has been helping Savannahians look their best for over 25 years, performing everything from facials to permanent makeup. CAROL DOWNING, RN, an orthopedic nurse for 17 years, is trained in several types of laser treatments and a full line of injectables. 146

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GET READY TO FEEL YOUR BEST • REVIVE, RECOVER, RESTORE AND FIND RELIEF AT CLOUD 9 M EDICAL SPA. Dr. Mark Winchell has perfected the art of service, proven by the distinction of being voted Best Orthopedist two years in a row. He has expanded his Orthopedic practice to include wellness on a scale never offered before. This led to the creation of CLOUD 9 MEDICAL SPA, a one-of-a-kind destination for health and beauty. His training and background in exercise

physiology and kinematics helped shape the spa's development, resulting in a unique experience that starts with a personal consultation. With a team of highly experienced medical and esthetic professionals to see to every last detail, you can revive, recover and restore better at Cloud 9.

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Chris Zinaich opened Sage—an acronym for Service, Atmosphere, Gastronomy, Experience—in April 201 2 to give downtowners a destination for fresh, local and affordable dining. Home to fifteen signature cocktails, house-cured meats and sausages and a strong vegetarian menu, Zinaich, Executive Chef Nick Carlisle and the Sage crew provide upscale fare for veggie lovers and carnivores alike. Sage’s new seasonal menu features a fresh artichoke, blanched and cored, filled with roasted eggplant and artichoke ratatouille, sprinkled with fontina cheese and served with black bean flan. Pair it with the housemade sangria.

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There’s new barbecue on the block with the opening of BRICK HOUSE in the space that w as once home to BLOWIN’ SMOKE. The menu, created by Chef Donnie Simmons , includes typical BBQ fare with a twist. You’ll find Moon Pie Burgers, creamy sides of mac and cheese, brisket sandwiches with beans and other specials, like Pulled Pork Nachos. Brick House also offers a variety of barbecue s auces that are made in-house. 514 martin luther king jr. blvd.; 912.480.0007

Lovers of the British-inspired CHURCHILL’S PUB will rejoice with the launch of their new interactive loyalty-program app. Available for iPhone and Droid users , this app allows customers to earn rewards points for ev ery dollar spent and receive beverage discounts, coupons and special members-only happy-hour pricing. This application is a great w ay to enjoy the addition of WINSTON’S WINE CELLAR and the rooftop bar. 13 w bay st.; 912.232.8501

Craft beer connoisseurs ha ve a lot to love about Savannah, and the addition of THE BEER GROWLER is sure to please. This A tlanta-based company specializes in selling 32and 64-ounce jugs of craft beer from taps and is expanding to a new location in DRAYTON TOWERS. The Savannah location will ha ve 45 taps and will emphasize local, Georgia beer. 102 e liberty st.; thebeergrowler.net/savannah

In a city full of passion for old-fash ioned Southern cooking, v egetarians can have a hard time finding dining options. With the opening of Asheville, NC-based restaurant VEGHEADS SAVANNAH, veggie enthusiasts now have a whole menu of items that are made especially for them, such as portabella s andwiches, Korean BBQ Tempeh wraps, avocado hummus wraps and burg ers made from lentil, bulgur wheat and v eggies.

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35 whitaker st.; 912.232.4834; vegheadsavannah.com For all the flavors of Savannah done in a fresh, in ventive way, R.O.S.E. PUBLIC HOUSE is the perfect destination. Owners Rex Osborn and Sue Else (whose initials inspired the name) have big plans for the space on Broughton. Chef Michael Rafferty puts his spin on Sa vannah favorites, like Shrimp and Grits with tomato butter, Blue Crab-stuffed jalapeños and Georgia Peach Sorbet served inside a hollowed-out peach. Stop b y for a great foodie experience in a relaxed yet refined atmosphere that captures the spirit of Sa vannah. 125 e broughton; 912.300.4528 Local fine-foods retailer and gourmet restaurant FORM is adding a new product to their shelv es. Georgia Olive Farms, the leading producer of olive trees on the Eas t Coast, is launching a locally gro wn and procured cooking essential: Georgia

Olive Farms Extra Virgin Olive Oil. FORM is the only re tailer in Savannah selling GOF EV OO, so stop by to stock your kitchen. 1801 habersham street; 912.236.7642; form-cwg.com Byrd Cookie Company, renowned for its cookies for nearly 90 years , has branched out into the res taurant world with B. Tillman, formerly known as Cookie Bar and Grill. Serving up comfort food fa vorites, cheese plates and wine, this eatery is about more than jus t cookies. Customers can watch cookies bake while they enjoy a sandwich on Grown Up Grill Cheese W ednesdays, or quiche on Thursda ys. Their cookies are also on the menu—serv ed straight out of the o ven. 6700 waters avenue; 912.355.1716; brydcookiecompany.com S E N D YO U R C H E W I N G T H E FAT N E W S T O : E D I T O R @ T H E S O U T H M A G .C O M

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The Game Changer

Acheson’s award-winning Southern cookbook: Best Cookbook in American Cooking by James Beard.

GET OUT THE WELCOME WAG O N , S AVA N N A H . B R AVO ’ S TOP CHEF CELEBRITY JUDGE A N D J A M E S B E A R D AWA R D W I N N I N G C H E F H U G H AC H E S O N BREAKS GROUND ON A NEW R E S TAU R A N T R I G H T H E R E I N R I V E R C I T Y.

Top Chef judge, Hugh Acheson, is coming to Savannah.

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In his usual low-key manner, Hugh Acheson didn’t announce his visit to Sa vannah. Few people knew he was in town. He made dinner reservations at Local 11Ten and met with developers and others to look at real estate. That seems to be the w ay Hugh rolls: down-to-earth and straightforward, both as a businessman with a burgeoning restaurant empire and as a nationally kno wn chef. Hugh Acheson is the James Beard award-winning Best Chef of the Southeast 2012 and author of A New Turn in the South: Southern Flav ors Reinvented f or Your Kitchen, which also won a Beard award for Best Cookbook in American Cooking that same year. Outside of Georgia, the first inkling most Americans had of Acheson’s talent and reputation came in 2011 when he compe ted on season three of Top Chef Masters. He was invited back to judg e Top Chef for seasons nine and 10—that was when I realized that Hugh is our v ery own Georgia celeb.

THREE DOWN, ONE MORE TO GO His route to stardom as a Southern chef is unique, to say the least. After training and working his w ay through kitchens in his home town of Ot tawa, Canada, where he learned French cuisine, he moved to San Francisco to serve as chef de cuisine at Mecca. Acheson opened his first restaurant, Five & Ten, in Athens, Georgia, in 2000—his wife’s hometown. Accolades f or his f ood and a Food & Wine magazine award in 2002 as one of the Bes t New Chefs in the U.S. convinced him to follow that success by opening a second restaurant in Athens—The National, which he co-o wns with chef P eter Dale. He further expanded his culinary empire in 20 10 with a third res taurant in Atlanta, named Empire State South. AN ODE TO GEORGIA Each of these dining es tablishments ref lects his

Acheson’s Atlanta restaurant, Empire State South.

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particular attitude about food—a sophisticated blend of fresh, local ingredients plus house-made sides (cheese, marmalade, pickles and such) that create, in his words, “a modern approach to authentic Southern dishes.” When I heard that Hugh A cheson was considering Savannah as the site for his fourth res taurant, my first thought was that a chef of his level coming into this market would be a game-chang er for our city as a f ood des tination. Yes, we ha ve many good restaurants and up-and-coming chefs, and the food scene is a gro wing one. That s aid, a James Beard award—the top prize in the national food competition pyramid—hasn’t been awarded to a local eatery since Mrs. Wilkes’ Boardinghouse won the Ameri ca’s Regional Classics a ward in 1999. “Savannah is so unique as a his torical icon, and it attracts many visitors,” Acheson says of choosing Savannah as his next venture with a 200-seat Ital ian restaurant to open in spring 20 14. “I think this restaurant will be a middle ground be tween what we do in Athens (community restaurants) and what we do in Atlanta (destination restaurant). As always, everything we do is an ode to this wonderful s tate we live in.” Chef Acheson assures that he will be working with local ingredients and that he is ex cited about the abundance of g ood food to be found on our coas t. He’ll be visiting the new res taurant on a weekly basis—that will give us lots of chances to con vince him that there ought to be a Top Chef competition held in our H ostess City. At any rate, the tide of publicity and tourism that an A cheson restaurant will let loose should raise all boats in Savannah. And that’s good news for the Coas tal Empire. S A R A H D O R I O P H O T O G R A P H Y; F O O D ( I N S E T ) R I N N E A L L E N

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K E I T H L AT T U R E ’ S ROTISSERIE S M O K E R AT S A N D F LY BBQ TURNS OUT S O M E E XC E L L E N T M E AT. THEY CURE AND SMOKE T H E I R OW N B AC O N , W H I C H TURNS UP IN THE COLLARD GREENS, GREEN BEANS AND BAKED BEAN SIDES.

Sandfly BBQ: Located at Ferguson and Skidaway Road, this joint turns out some of the best BBQ in town.

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SMOKE P O R K S T I L L R E I G N S A S B B Q K I N G I N G E O R G I A , B U T H AV E YO U T R I E D T H E B E E F, C H I C K E N , L A M B A N D S AU S AG E L I N K S AT T H E S E P R I M E S M O K E J O I N T S ? JA N I C E S H AY | P H OT O G R A P H Y BY S A R A M A R I E D ’ E U G E N I O

It’s a challenge to find an indigenous eatery in the South that doesn’t have a barbecue item on the menu, such is our all-encompassing lo ve for smoked meats. Visitors might mistake all the smoke in the summer air for a nearby forest fire, but a good deep breath of fragrantly roasting meat will prove otherwise. This year you’ll find more of the various types of barbecue from outside the peach state available on local barbecue menus . If you’ve never enjoyed a caveman-sized beef rib, bitten into a cheese-infused beef s ausage or sampled tender smoked lamb, Savannah and the surrounding coastal region offers some choice barbecue spots where you can pack your picnic basket. Most have tables for indoor or outdoor eating, but all of them pro vide take-out. We’ve narrowed the list of entries to pig heaven down to eight restaurants that serve mainly barbecue (and keep the burgers and seafood do wn-menu). So what are you w aiting for? SANDFLY BBQ Opened in 2007 by Jeannie and John Latture, this barbecue hotspot is now owned and run by their son, Keith Latture, formerly the executive chef and co-founder of Local 11Ten restaurant. Located in a strip center at the corner of F erguson and Skidaway Road, you might ha ve a hard time finding it, but you’ll keep coming back once you ’ve eaten there. Keith’s rotisserie smoker turns out some ex cellent meat, and they cure and smoke their own bacon, which turns up in the collard greens , green beans and baked bean sides. The decor consis ts mainly of s tate license plates nailed to the w alls. “I started with just four license plates,” Keith says, “and customers just kept bringing them in for us . Now we have plates from every state except Nevada, Delaware and Nebraska!” Keith is from M emphis, but he s ays his barbecue is Sa vannah-style.

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He does, however, offer a few sauce choices, one of which is a Memphisbased sweeter sauce. Try the special Hog Wild platter, plus a side of the excellent hand-cut, double cook ed fries. Oh, and be sure to check out Keith’s daily cake specials (usually a s woon-worthy coconut, red velvet or chocolate concoction) before you head out. 8413 FERGUSON AVE.; 912-356-5463; SANDFLYBBQ.COM JOHNNY HARRIS RESTAURANT This 90-year-old barbecue restaurant holds the prize for the oldest in the city—quite possibly the oldest in all of Georgia—and for g ood reason. The pulled pork is tender and delicious , but be sure to try the lamb barbecue, a rarity outside of T ennessee. Longtime owner Phillip Donaldson told me ho w barbecued lamb came to be part of their menu: “We’ve served lamb since the twenties. It was a barbecue that our J ewish customers could enjoy, and it’s very popular.” They also serve and sell k osher sauces made without but ter. In the early days, you could buy a Coca-Cola bo ttle f illed with their tradi tional sauce from the restaurant. By the early 1950s, Johnny Harris’s owners had begun bottling and distributing the sauces, rubs and spices throughout the South. As far as side dishes, Brunswick stew—a thick, hearty blend of chicken, pork, corn and tomatoes—and the tangy po tato salad are personal fa vorites and served as a side on mos t ’cue plates. 1651 E. VICTORY DR.; 912-354-7810; JOHNNYHARRIS.COM WALLS’ BBQ Walls’ BBQ, in a tin y building in the lane off York and Price s treets, is back for their second act. When third-g eneration owner, Teresa Weston,

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A B O U T 9 5 O F WA L L S ’ C U S T O M E R S A R E T H E R E F O R TA K E AWAY O R D E R S . OW N E D B Y T E R E S A W E S T O N , WA L L S ’ B U S I N E S S C A N B E B R I S K S O YO U ’ D B E T T E R K N OW W H AT YO U WA N T W H E N I T ’ S YO U R T U R N T O O R D E R— S P I C Y O R M I L D S AU C E ? S L I C E D O R P U L L E D P O R K ? C O L L A R D S O R L I M A B E A N S ? S AVA N N A H R E D R I C E O R P O TAT O S A L A D? T H E R E A R E S O M A N Y G O O D C H O I C E S , YO U C A N ’ T G O W R O N G . closed the doors on J uly 4, 2010 (her grandfather built Walls’ BBQ in 1979 and it has been run b y her grand mother, her mother and now Teresa), residents of the Historic District and beyond loudly mourned the passing of their ribs and s auces. This tiny takeout haven has been written up in the New York Times and other gourmet travel articles, so it’s no wonder residents are often ask ed to direct visitors to the storefront in the lane. Now Walls’ is back and serv ing Thursday through Saturdays, and the menu, thankf ully, remains the same. With just a smattering of tables, about 95 percent of Walls’ customers are there for tak eaway orders. Business can be brisk, so you’d better know what you w ant when it’s your turn to order—spicy or mild s auce?

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Sliced or pulled pork? Collards or lima beans? Savannah red rice or po tato salad? There are so man y good choices, you can’t go wrong. But my advice is that you should def initely choose the spic y mustard sauce—it will cure what ails you. 515 E. YORK LANE; 912-232-9754 ANGEL’S BBQ Angel’s is the o ther restaurant contender in the ong oing battle over which barbecue-in-the-lane joint is better. Dropped from heaven into the lane next to the Independent Presbyterian Church on Bull Stree t six-plus years ago, Angel’s website proclaims their f ood, “A little taste of Heaven that’s been through H ell!” It is somewhat hard to find because there is no permanent sign outside to

Walls’: Although the place might not seem like much, the outstanding BBQ will keep you coming back.

clue you in (the name and hours are written on a piece of paper taped to the window), but the o wners hang a “BBQ” banner outside during serving hours. Don’t judge Angel’s by the informal signage, though. The small but select menu of f ers pulled pork and beef brisk et as well as smok ed chicken and a varie ty of sides. They offer a large variety of housemade sauces that include a Georgia/ Carolina tomato and vinegar h ybrid; a Memphis-style molasses sweet sauce; a South Carolina mus tardbased sauce; “Angel Drops,” a tangy, sweet vinegar-based sauce with the addition of Savannah Bee Company honey; “Dead Chef ’s Sauce,” which is vinegar-based with additional heat; and Voo Doo Juice, the spiciest sauce they serve seasonally, made with chiltepin chiles, which are purported to be even hotter than habanero peppers. Whatever you eat, you ’ll be praying there’ll be seconds . 21 W. OGLETHORPE LANE; 912495-0902; ANGELS-BBQ.COM

BLOWIN’ SMOKE: A SOUTHERN CANTINA This new venue f rom the growing Gaslight Group of res taurants is the reincarnation of Blo win’ Smoke, which has recently mo ved f rom its MLK Boulevard location to the former Sol restaurant building on Habersham Street. Taco f ans will be happ y to know that along with Blowin’ Smoke’s signature barbecue, this new cantina will also serve dishes with tasty Southwestern flavors. Never fear, the barbecue is still a big part of the menu, including the Flint stone Ribs ( beef, of course)—a relief for those who ha ve enjoyed Blowin’ Smoke’s award-winning fare over the past few years. Owner Brian Husk ey assures me, “ We don’t want to lose our appeal with barbecue fans: we jus t want to bring in some South western f lavors and spices with new menu items. There will s till be a lo t of barbecue choices.” 1611 HABERSHAM; 912.231.2385; BLOWINSMOKEBBQ.COM

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JOHNNY HARRIS R E S TAU R A N T, OW N E D BY PHILLIP DONALDSON,

S E RV E S A N D S E L L S KO S H E R S A U C E S . I N T H E E A R LY DAY S , YO U COULD BU Y A COCA- COL A BOTTLE FILLED WITH THEIR TRADITIONAL S A U C E F R O M T H E R E S TA U R A N T. BY T H E 19 5 0 S , T H E OW NE R S W E R E DI ST R I BU T I NG T H E S AUCE S , RU B S A N D SPICES THROUGHOUT THE SOUTH.

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THE PINK PIG A hop, skip and jump a way f rom downtown Savannah, just over the Talmadge Bridge in Hardeeville, is the Pink Pig. Their website notes that pink is the color of their slow-roasted pork, and this is undoub tedly true; however, there’s also no denying that the eye-poppingly pink pit stop is a true pork paradise with a decidedly girlish twist—no problem. Truckers can get their food to g o if they don’ t like the decor—I’m happy that there’s always a table free for me. The aforementioned pulled pork and smoked chicken are good menu choices, but ribs are the order of the day here. Rib racks, rib sampler plates, rib baskets or rib plates: whatever you choose, wash it down with pink lem onade, of course! This is a BYOB establishment, so no alcohol is served. Seafood and burger baskets are also a vailable. 3508 S. OKATIE HWY., HARDEEVILLE, SC; 843-784-3635; THE-PINK-PIG.COM

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DICKEY’S BARBECUE PIT Dickey’s is part of a f amily -owned nationwide chain based in Dallas , Texas (the original Dallas s tore opened in 1941, and the P ooler store opened in 20 12), that serv es good Texas-style barbecue, here tof ore under-represented on the local bar becue scene. Beef brisket rules the day—everyday—in Texas, so Dickey’s Barbeque Pit is the perf ect place to try it. I recommend enjoying the beef brisket with the ketchup-based sauce. In my opinion, the bes t thing to g et at Dickey’s is an order of the barbecue link sausage—a cheese-inf used beef sausage that is totally yummy—either sliced with s auce on a plate or as a sandwich. Plus, Dickey’s of f ers f ree house pickles and ice cream, if you have the room f or it. A dded bonus: kids eat free on Sunda ys. 1109 U.S. 80, POOLER; 912.988.1286; DICKEYS.COM WILEY’S CHAMPIONSHIP BBQ Pitmaster Wiley McCrary has been

making good barbecue for thirty years and opened Wiley ’s Championship Barbecue five years ag o. Wiley com petes nationally in barbecue champi onships and has an impressiv e winning record to sho w f or it, thus the name of the res taurant. The extensive menu includes pork sausage, beef, chicken and St. Louis cut ribs; an a ward-winning pepper sauce; and an array of side dishes and appetizers that include fried pickles , fried okra, a tasty Dutch crust sweet potato casserole, and the popular Redneck Nachos, consisting of potato chips, pulled pork, melted white cheese and plenty of jalapeños. There’s also an impressiv e selection of desserts and homemade lemonade on summer weekends. And, last but not least, don’t miss out on the chil dren’s plates that come with a choice of pork, chicken or sausage slider for your little barbecue aficionado. 4700 U.S. 80, AT ISLAND TOWNE CENTRE; 912-201-3259; WILEYS CHAMPIONSHIPBBQ.COM

OTHER STOPS AND SHOPS Randy’s Bar BQ Takeout This is a real soul-food barbecue shack for walk-up orders of pork ribs at $10 a bo xful—or mix it wit h half chicken and half ribs f or the same price. Odd hours, no phone, no website—just really good barbecue ribs. 750 Wheaton Street Southern Soul Barbeque A popular coastal joint in St. Simons that claims it serves the best Brunswick stew—and since it i s next-door neighbors to the city of B runswick where the stew originated, I’m inclined to believe them. The menu includes a pork slider sandwich called the Knuckle Sammich, a Rib Sammich and, my favorite, the delicious burnt roast pork ends on a b un. 2020 Demere Road, St. Simons; 912.638.7685; Southernsoulbbq.com Jomax Family owned and operated, Jomax smokes Boston butts over pecan wood, which imparts a sweet, smoky flavor, then mops the meat with a vinegary tomato-based sauce while it’s cooking. Best food stop between Savannah and Macon, hands down. 1120 S Lewis St, Metter; 912.685.3636

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Best Southern Fests

Chefs prepare yummy tomatobased dishes at the Killer Tomato Festival.

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S U M M E R I S F E S T I VA L S E A S O N H E R E I N T H E S O U T H . H E R E A R E O U R D O N ’ T- M I S S P I C K S F O R J U N E A N D J U LY. MODERN ATLANTA DESIGN IS HUMAN FESTIVAL WHEN: June 1-9 WHERE: Now in its sixth year, Modern Atlanta’s Design Is Human F estival is a weeklong event steeped in design and the best-of-the-best in architecture. The highly acclaimed festival includes newsworthy trends in leading archi tectural design, modernity, sustainability, social responsibility and contemporary culture. The H ome Tour will take place on Saturday, June 8, and Sunday, June 9, and gives viewers a look at the bes t contemporary and modern architecture and design from the best talent found in Atlanta and the Southeast. FOR MORE INF O, VISIT MODERN ATLANTA.ORG

View contemporary style during the Tour of Homes

SOUTH CAROLINA FESTIVAL OF FLOWERS WHEN: June 1-23 WHERE: Greenwood, SC Celebrating its 46th year , this festival showcases flowers of the area and features a new outdoor garden party concert this year. Don’t miss the signature safari-themed topiary display in Up town Greenwood where 39 topiaries are displa yed, which are inspired by Walt Disney World’s Festival of Flowers in Epcot. SCFESTIVALOFFLOWERS.ORG BONNAROO MUSIC AND ARTS FESTIVAL WHEN: June 13-16 WHERE: Manchester, TN For f our unrivaled da ys of summer,

join 80,000 campers on 700 acres of Tennessee land for 150 impressiv e performances, including Mumford & Sons, Daniel Tosh and Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. Don’t f orget to check out other events and activities throughout the grounds , like the Bonnaroo Broo’ers Festival that features over 20 breweries from around the United States. BONNAROO.COM HARBOURFEST WHEN: June 25 through A ugust WHERE: Shelter Cove, Hilton Head, SC There is no charg e for Harbourfest— just come and enjo y the fun! Shelter Cove Harbour hos ts this signature summer event that features live entertainment seven nights a week, tasty food, arts and crafts , bouncy houses f or kids and f ireworks at dusk on Tuesday evenings. The entire fes tival is family-friendly with entertainment such as sing-a-long artist Shannon Tanner and Cappy the Clown.

The Tour of Homes displays the best modern architecture

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Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers will jam at Bonnaroo.

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YMCA GYMNASTICS NATIONAL C HAMPIONSHIP AND FESTIVAL WHEN: June 26-29 WHERE: Savannah International Trade and Convention Center

The YMCA of Coas tal Georgia w as selected as YMCA of the USA to hos t the gymnastics festival and national championship. The opening ceremo nies will be held at F orsyth Park to be enjoyed by the gymnas ts and their families. Competition for all levels will take place on June 27 and 28, and the All-Around Finals and Championship Event Finals will tak e place on J une 29. Savannah welcomes almost 2,000 young gymnasts to compete. FOR MORE INF O, VISIT YMC AOFCOASTALGEORGIA.ORG.

THE AT TAC K OF THE KILLER TOMATO FESTIVAL WHEN: July 21 WHERE: Atlanta, GA JCT Kitchen and Bar hos ts this tasty festival to celebrate the South’ s best chef s, f armers and mix ologists who come together to benefit Georgia Organics, a non-profit organization that is devoted to promoting healthy and sustainable foods to local communities. The 5th annual festival will feature live music, chef demos, tastings and drinks. Each chef is paired with a local farmer to create a tomato-based dish f or sampling. FACEBOOK.COM/ATTACKOFTHEKILLERTOMATOFESTIVAL

K IL L ER TOM ATO IM AGE S: A N DR E W THOM A S L EE; TOM PETT Y PHOTO BY SA M JON E S; TOU R OF HOME S IM AGE S COU RTE SY OF M A ( MODER N ATL A N TA)

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A crawl to the finish wraps up a 4.3 mile run through mud and obstacles.

SCAN THIS QR CODE TO REGISTER— OR GO TO JCBMUDRUN.COM. 1 00% OF RACE PROCEEDS GO TO THE LADY BAMFORD CENTER.

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Runners wait in line for the postrace shower. Are you ready to run, climb and crawl?

Other activities include the push-up contest.

Get down ’n’ dirty with JCB A R E YO U R E A DY T O G E T M U D DY ? J O I N S O U T H AT T H E 2 N D A N N UA L J C B M U D R U N T H I S FAT H E R ’ S DAY W E E K E N D E L I Z A B ET H S H E F F I E L D | P H OT O G R A P H Y BY C H I N A FA G A N

The sun is shining, sweat is beading down your back and the ground is no thing but mud. After you and your buddy ha ve climbed Yamacraw Bluff, crawled across Sgt. Jasper’s Trench and bear-crawled through Soggy Boggy Road, there’s still more. You and your buddy ha ve to climb to the top of Whoop Dee Doo Hill and over the tire s tacks at Tire Field. Y ou can see the Slip ‘n’ Sludg e, the last obstacle before making your w ay to the finish line—your hair is cak ed in mud, your clothes are not the same color as when you first put them on. This is the JCB Mud Run. Hosted at JCB’s North American headquarters in Sa vannah, the JCB Mud Run is on its second year of g etting racers covered from head to toe in Georgia sludge. With either two- or six-person teams , as well as a UK Challeng e heat, racers will have a chance to muddy up and at tend the after party , hosted by South, to continue the festivities. Spectators can purchase a tick et for only $10 162

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to enjoy food, drinks and view s of the race. “This is a little different from your traditional race and runners,” says Karen Guinn, general manager of mark eting communications f or JCB of North America. The mud is a big part, but the obs tacles are what mak e this race a challenge even for the best racers. The course isn’t so hard that families can’ t run together, but it is jus t challenging enough to need two people. “There are surprises, but there are several new obstacles,” Guinn says. “We beefed up the ones we had las t year. We also added a larg er team category and the UK Challenge. We do the buddy s ystem because of the nature of the mud run—some obstacles require two people in order to g et over them, and we don’t want to lose an y racers,” Guinn says, laughing. Losing somebody might be easy, though, as JCB is expecting more than 2,500 racers this J une. The top three two-person teams (male, female and co-ed) who regis tered for the UK Challenge will win a trip to the United King dom to run in the JCB Mud Run overseas. Runners can pick up their pack ets the morning of the run or on Friday, June 14, at Fleet Feet Sports Savannah from 10 a.m. to 6 p .m.

From national to regional magazines— we know that mud runs are what’s up right now.

Mud Runs: The Trend Goes On...

A few months after South magazine released the edgy Adventure Issue that featured one of South’s Greatest Bodies at a mud run, Outside magazine followed with a mud run cover of its own—adventure races are clearly on. For tips on how to run, go to SouthMagazine.com/mudrun. What: JCB Mud Run, 4.3- mile course filled with mud, water and obstacles When: June 15, 2013, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Where: 2000 Bamford Blvd, Pooler, GA 31322 Cost: 2-person team: $110; 6-person $310 (before June 10t h); UK Challenge 2-person team: $150; free parking Registration: No race-day registration. Register online by June 9 at jcbmudrun.com

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event calendar june | july 2013 JUNE 1 SAVANNAH WOMEN IN BUSINESS EXPO 2013

The Hyatt Regency will offer shopping, f ood, a f ashion sho w and networking events with more than 50 local business owners. The public is allowed in at noon, with the closing ceremonies starting at 4:15 p.m. Exhibitor spaces are limited and a single booth can be purchased f or $225. Advance tickets f or at tendees are $7. 2 WEST BAY STREET; 1.877.942.3976; SAVWOMENINBUSINESSEXPO.COM DR. DAN AND THE LOOTERS AT WORLD OF BEER

Try one of W orld of Beer ’s 62 taps or one of their 500 bottles while listening to The Looters’ versatile sound starting at 9 p.m. From cover hits to classic rock, The Looters will set the right tone for a night do wntown. 112 WEST BROUGHTON STREET; 912.443.1515; FACEBOOK. COM/WOBSAVANNAH

JUNE 3 DEEN FAMILY BOOK SIGNING

Uncle Bubba’s Oyster House with its scenic marsh view s will hos t Paula and Jamie for a book signing between 10 a.m. and noon. A lim ited number of tick ets (only 350) will be released one hour before the event begins. Trolley service from downtown will be available in Johnson Square from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. 104 BRYAN WOODS ROAD; 912.897.6101; PAULADEEN.COM

JUNE 7 THE CIVIL WAR EXPERIENCE DINNER CRUISE AND FORT TOUR

To commemorate the 150th anni versary of the Civil W ar, the River Street Riverboat Company and Old Fort Jackson are teaming up to offer

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guests an authentic historic experience. The three-hour cruise provides a tour of Old Fort Jackson, visits with “Civil War soldiers” and live perf ormances along with a traditional Southern buffet. Tickets f or adults are $84.95 , $39.95 f or children ages 4-12, and children three and under are f ree. 9 EAST RIVER STREET; 800.786.6404; SAVANNAHRIVERBOAT.COM FIRST FRIDAY OYSTER ROAST

Enjoy fresh Lowcountry oysters by the bucket, live music sponsored by Adventure Radio and a full bar and grill from 7 p.m. to 9:45 p.m. Dance the night a way and w atch River Street bustle f rom the laid back setting of the Westin Savannah. 1 RESORT DRIVE; 912.20 1.2000, WESTINSAVANNAH.COM GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES (1953)

In celebration of Marilyn Monroe’s birthday, the movie, which made “Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend” a hit, will pla y at Lucas Theatre at 7 p.m. Gentlemen Prefer Blondes follows the adventures of Lorelei Lee (Monroe) and Dorothy Shaw (Jane Russell), two sing ers who travel through Paris amid man y foreign admirers. Tickets are $8 for general admission and $5 for seniors and students.

ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION, GEORGIA CHAPTER PRESENTS DANCING STARS OF COASTAL GEORGIA SATURDAY, JUNE 8 Local celebrities paired with indus try professionals will face off in a Dancing with the Stars inspired dance competition to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Association. Vote for your favorite dancer by making a donation online, then attend the event to see your pick sweep the floor of the Savannah International Trade and Convention Center with ballroom-worthy moves. The event kicks off with cocktails from 6 p.m. to 7 p .m., followed by the competition from 7 p .m. to 11 p .m. Tickets start at $100. 1 INTERNATIONAL DRIVE; DANCINGSTARSOFCOASTALGEORGIA2013.KINTERA.ORG

Shelter of Sa vannah. Advanced tickets are $10 and include a raffle ticket f or gif t cards , clothing and other merchandise. 217 1/2 WEST BROUGHTON STREET; 912.480.9050; TACOABAJO.COM

32 ABERCORN STREET; 912.525.5050; LUCASTHEATRE.COM

JUNE 8 ONE LIFE FEST TO BENEFIT THE WOMEN’S SHELTER OF SAVANNAH

Local music v enue, bar and latenight eatery Taco Abajo hosts One Life Fest, which features 15 up-andcoming local bands. The show will run f rom 12 p .m. to 1 a.m., and a portion of the tick et sales will be donated to the Bat tered Women’s

SOME LIKE IT HOT (1959)

The celebration of Marilyn M onroe’s birthday continues with the quirky story of Joe and Jerry (Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon) and their musical journey f rom Chicago to Miami. Directed by Billy Wilder and filmed on location at the Coronado Beach Hotel, the film features Monroe as Sugar K ane, the lead sing er of an all-girl band. The sho w begins at 7 p.m. Tickets are $8 for g eneral admission and $5 for seniors and

students. 32 ABER CORN ST.; 912.525.5040; LUCASTHEATRE.COM WORLD OCEANS DAY CELEBRATION

On the anniversary of marine biologist Jacques Cousteau’s birthday, the University of Georgia Marine Education Center and A quarium will offer educational ev ents centered on protecting the oceans from trash and how marine litter affects the coast. The event begins at 8 a.m. with a Marine Debris and Salt Marsh Clean-up until 10 a.m., followed by a treasure hunt and crafts until 2 p.m. and ocean stories every fifteen minutes. Admission is $6 for adults, $3 for children ages 3-12 and free for military, seniors 54-and-up

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and children under two. 30 OCEAN SCIENCE CIRCLE; 912.598.FISH; MAREX. UGA.EDU/AQUARIUM/

JUNE 9 BONAVENTURE FREE CEMETERY TOUR

MARTINIS AT THE MANSION

Take a free tour of Bona venture Cemetery every second Sunday to hear the real story behind the infamous cemetery that was made famous by Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. Led by the Bonaventure Historical Society, tours begin at 2 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. and last roughly one to two hours . The tour is free but donations are always welcome and appreciated. 330 BONAVENTURE

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19 AND WEDNESDAY, JULY 17

ROAD; 912.651.6843; BONAVENTUREHISTORICAL.ORG

The Mansion on F orsyth will get your evening off to a great start with Martinis at the Mansion every third Wednesday of the month. Relax at Casimir ’s Lounge at 700 Drayton. The Mansion will offer specialty-made martinis with Van Gogh vodka and giveaways from local boutiques. Best of all? Part of the proceeds will benefit various local non-profits each month. Don’t miss this South sponsored evening. 700 DRAYTON STREET 912.238.5158 FACEBOOK.COM/MARTINISATTHEMANSION

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meet industry professionals for interactive lectures and can view demons trations at a varie ty of historic locations throughout Savannah, including the Coastal Heritage Society’s Railroad Roundhouse Museum, the Massie School, the Beach Ins titute and SCAD’s Clarence Thomas Center for His torical Preservation. 321 EAST YORK STREET; 912.223.7787; MYHSF.ORG

JUNE 14 SHANE BRIDGES AT SADDLEBAGS

Country music bar Saddlebags features Georgia-grown Shane Bridges Band beginning at 10 p .m. Get there early to enjoy happy hour from 4 p .m. to 8 p .m. and line dancing at 9 p .m. Thursday is Ladies’ Red Solo Cup night— ladies re ceive free wells from 8:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. and can ride the bull for free. 317 WEST

HANDS ON HISTORY SUMMER CAMP

RIVER STREET; 912.349.5275; SADDLE-

Don’t let the kids sit inside all summer — enroll them in the Hands on History Summer Camp hosted by the Historic Savannah Foundation. Students will

BAGSSAVANNAH.COM AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE

Join Paula Deen and the Sa vannah

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chapter of the American Red Cross in donating blood at various locations across Savannah between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Go online to find a donation site near you or make an appointment—use the promotion code “ butter” when scheduling. 1.800.RED.CROSS; REDCROSSBLOOD.ORG

JUNE 15 SAVANNAH DERBY DEVILS VS. ATLANTA ROLLERGIRLS

THE MAGIC ROCKS AT ROCKS ON THE ROOF SATURDAY, JUNE 15 Savannah’s own The Magic Rocks will pla y between 9 p.m. and 1 a.m. from the scenic Rocks on the Riv er rooftop bar, Rocks on the Roof. Come for drinks and stay for The Magic Rock’ s wicked music. The Bohemian H otel’s full bar also features an appetizer menu. Don’t forget to take in the amazing views of the river from the outdoor seating at Rocks on the Roof. 102 WEST BAY STREET; 912.721.3800; BOHEMIANHOTELSAVANNAH.COM

Get ready to s tand up and cheer for the women of the Savannah Derby Devils as they challeng e the Atlanta Rollergirls to two bouts at the Sa vannah Civic Center s tarting at 5 p .m. Each team will sponsor a local charity . Kids’ activities and raffles will be available along with pho to opportunities with the derby girls after the sho w— don’t f orget to ask them what their derby names are! Tick ets are $2 for children and $9.50 f or adults . 301 W E S T O G L ET H O R P E AV E N U E ; 912.651.6550; SAVANNAHCIVIC.COM

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BRINGING MARDI GRAS TO THE SEAPORT... CLOTHING RELEASE

Key’yanna Jones will debut her fashion line for Kandy Mixed Jewels, LLC in the Hyatt Regency Hotel at 6:30 p .m. Advanced tickets can be purchased for $5. 2 WEST BAY STREET; FACEBOOK. COM/KANDYMIXEDJEWELS JCB MUD RUN 2013

Get down and dirty at the JCB Mud Run to raise money f or The Lady Bamf ord Center. Kicking of f at 7 :15 a.m. with a cos tume contest, the 4.3mile race starts at 8 a.m. and has numerous obstacles for participants to conquer. South will sponsor the afterparty which features liv e music, refreshments and an awards ceremony f or competitors. 2000 BAMFORD BOULEVARD; JCBMUDRUN.COM

JUNE 16 FATHERS HELPING MOTHERS FATHER’S DAY RUN

Get to Daffin Park early for the 10th annual Fathers Helping Mothers Fa-

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ther’s Day Run to benef it Fathers Helping Mothers of Savannah. Registration begins at 6:30 a.m. and is $5 for the 1-mile run/walk and $10 for the 5K run/walk. Register in advance to receive a discount. 1198 WASHINGTON AVENUE; 912.755.3322 FATHER’S DAY SUNDAY JAZZ BRUNCH

SAVANNAH RIVERBOAT FATHER’S DAY CRUISE SUNDAY, JUNE 16 Savannah Riverboat Cruises is offering brunch and dinner cruises on Father’s Day. Brunch boards at 11:30 a.m. from Riv er Street and sails from 12 - 1:30 p .m. Dinner boards at 6 p .m. and sails from 7 – 9 p .m. Both cruises will pro vide a wide array of special buffet options, live entertainment and a relaxing trip down the Savannah River. 9 EAST RIVER STREET; 1.800.786.6404; SAVANNAHRIVERBOAT.COM

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Honor your f ather with a relaxing Sunday at the Westin of Savannah. Enjoy live music by Ben Tucker and Friends and a beautif ul view of the Savannah River while dining at the award-winning Westin restaurant, Aqua Star. Call to reserv e a table. 1 RESORT DRIVE; 912.201.2085; WESTINSAVANNAH.COM

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dia. Doors open at 7 p .m. with a $7 c o v e r. 35 WHITAKER STREET; 912.341.0093; FACEBOOK.COM/ SWEETMELISSASGA

JUNE 22 AN ARTIST’S PORTRAIT: A PHOTOGRAPHIC WORKSHOP WITH JERRY SIEGEL

Learn the ins and outs of pho tography f rom industry prof essional J erry Siegel, sponsored by the Jepson Center. The workshop will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p .m. and offers students the ability to sit in on a photo shoot with Preston Russell in his Gas ton Street studio, followed by lunch and a private tour of the museum with Russell, group discussions and portf olio re views. The class is $185 for museum members and $200 for non-members.

WE STILL DREAM!

207 WEST YORK STREET;

Grab a slice of pizza while rocking out to headliners We Still Dream! featur ing Two Years Too Long, The Composure, Light the Avenue and Youth No More, presented by Ascendancy Me-

KY L E S A , B L O O D C E R E M O N Y, WHITE HILLS AND LAZER/WULF AT THE JINX

912.790.8800; TELFAIR.ORG/EVENTS

Enjoy four times the music at The J inx

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starting at 10 p.m. Get ready for some hard-rock rif f s f rom T oronto-based band Blood Ceremon y and Lazer / Wulf’s experimental metal sound—this show won’t disappoint. 127 WEST

in Savannah,” the Train W recks will provide the perf ect soundtrack to a night of g ood drinks at this fa vorite Savannah watering hole. 311 WEST CONGRESS STREET, 912.239.9600,

CONGRESS STREET; 912.236.2281;

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JULY 5-7 JUNE 27 CLUB ONE STAR SEARCH

THE 18TH ANNUAL ASIAN FESTIVAL SATURDAY, JUNE 22 The Savannah Civic Center presents the 18th Annual Asian Festival, sponsored by the City of Sa vannah’s Department of Cultural Affairs, the Savannah Asian Festival Committee and Well FED. Between 11 a.m. and 5 p .m., enjoy live performances, demonstrations and workshops, cultural exhibits and arts and crafts in the Cultural Mark etplace. The event will also feature an area with activities for children along with authentic P olynesian, Chinese, Japanese, Philippine, Vietnamese and Thai cuisine from local res taurants. 301 WEST OGLETHORPE AVENUE; 912.651.6550; SAVANNAHGA.GOV/ARTS

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Be a part of Club One’s monthly search for the best upcoming talent, or grab a seat at 11 p .m. to watch the contestants perform for a chance to dance with the Club One Cabaret and a cash prize. Competitors must sign up by 10:15 p.m. 1 JEFFERSON STREET; 912.232.0200; CLUBONE- ONLINE. COM/STARSEARCH

TYBEE ARTS ASSOCIATION SHOW AND SALE

The Tybee Arts Center will sho wcase various mediums of art, including paintings, drif twood sculpture and more. The Tybee Arts Association supports the artistic community of the Greater Tybee Metro area through the Tybee Arts Performing Society, Tybee Turtle Tour and Festival of the Arts . 7 CEDARWOOD DRIVE, TYBEE ISLAND;

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THE TRAIN WRECKS AT MOLLY MACPHERSON’S

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The Train Wrecks are bringing their signature new-meets-old country style to Molly’s pub beginning at 10 p .m. Known as “The Hardest Gigging Band

HAMPTON LAKE MARKET DAY

Hilton Head’s most prominent lake community will feature garden items , craf ts, artwork, jewelry and bak ed

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goods at the Tackle Box Gift Shop and Boathouse areas from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Hampton Lake will offer complimentary sweet tea and lemonade along with drawings for discounts at the T ackle Box and various raf f les . Don’t leave before taking part in a free mini-boat cruise on the gorgeous Hampton Lake. 202 HAMPTON LAKE DRIVE, BL UFFTON; 843.836.7463; HILTONHEADISLAND.ORG THE LADY CHABLIS AT CLUB ONE

The Lady Chablis became famous after her roles in the book and mo vie versions of Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. See the Grand Empress of Savannah live onstage for two sho ws at 7 p.m. and 9 p .m. 1 JEFFERSON STREET; 912.232.0200; CLUBONE-

Burton 4-H Day Camp offers educational programming, time at the beach, daily lunch and a bus service for the program that runs from July 8 to July 12. Registration is $170 pe r child. 9 LEWIS AVENUE, TYBEE ISLAND; 912.786.5534; BURTON4H.ORG JUNIOR GOLF SUMMER CAMP AT THE WESTIN SAVANNAH

The Westin Savannah presents Junior Golf Summer Camp for kids ag es 4 to 12 from July 8 to J uly 12. The week long camp will run from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and of f ers three da ys of g olf clinics and two days at the Westin for swimming, tennis and arts and crafts . Lunch after the session is included in the $150 f ee f or the entire week. 1 RESORT DRIVE; 912.201.2000; WESTINSAVANNAH.COM/EVENTS

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JULY 13 JULY 8 DAY CAMP AT BURTON 4-H CENTER

Open to children nine to 1 4 years old,

2ND ANNUAL SUMMER SIZZLER 5K

Don’t let the summer heat k eep you f rom the Summer Sizzler 5K that starts at 8 a.m. All proceeds will ben -

efit the Zoe F oundation, which sup ports families that ha ve lost infants. Participants will get an event T-shirt and can enjoy live music, ref reshments and games at the end of the race. Pre-registration is $25; race-day registration is $30. J.C. CANNON FIELDS, LANG S TREET, WILMINGTON ISLAND; ZOE-FOUNDATION.ORG

JULY 21 BELGIUM BIER AND F OOD PAIRING DINNER

In celebration of Belgian Indepen dence Day, The Bier Haus Gas tropub is hosting a five-course Belgium Bier and Food Pairing Dinner. The evening begins with a special cocktail and ends with door prizes. The Bier House will feature six Trappist brews from Orval, Rochef ort, Westamalle, La Trappe, Achel and Chimay. Seating is limited and reservations are required. 513 EAST OGLETHORPE STREET; 912.349.1163; THEBIERHAUS.COM

JULY 29 HENRIETTA, GILLIAN CARTER AND BIG AWESOME AT VINYL VIBE RECORDS

Florida-based bands Henrietta and Gillian Carter are stopping in Savannah on their summer tour . Big Awesome will join them f rom South Carolina with help from local group , Coastlines. The local band Without, will also be joining the sho w. The gig takes place at Vin yl Vibe Records on Whitaker Street. The show begins at 7:00 p.m. For more information or to see what new bands have been added, search Henrietta, Gillian Carter, Big Awesome + MORE on F acebook. 107 WHITAKER STREET; 912.234.2707 GOT AN EVENT SOUTH S HOU L D K NOW A BOU T? Submit your events online. Simply visit the events page at southmag. com. From there, you’ll be prompted to enter the event. Make sure you have the name of the event, where and when it takes place.

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CRITZ BMW GRAND OPENING âœą APRIL 17, 2013 The grand opening of Critz BMW’s new showroom was filled with joy and excitment and of course, a ribbon cutting. Guests snacked on appetizers and even had fresh sushi. Classic cars were displayed all around the lot, and guests entered a special giveaway to win some stellar BMW accessories. The new facility has interactive displays, a cafe and amazing new architecture. For every attendee at the grand opening, a contribution was made to the Savannah Tree Foundation.

chris and amanda everard, laura critz, anna and kelli Hilliard

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richard papy and saulo tejeda

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TLC APRIL SOCIAL ✱ APRIL 25, 2013 The Tourism Leadership Council hos ted their April social at Tubb y’s Thunderbolt. Guests enjoyed hanging out for some after -hours fun in the liv ely atmosphere while enjo ying appetizers and drinks. Live music was provided by the Da’ Gullah Roo tz reggae band. Don’t miss the J une and July TLC luncheon’s on the third Thursda y of each month at 11:30 a.m. Specific locations to be announced; tourismleadershipcouncil.com.

annie gray, michael owens, pila Sunderland

grace rendich, maura johnston, molly swagler

anna jackson and ansley williams

da’ gullah rootz

lesley folan and stephanie huebner

andrew Swagler and brad spinks

SAVANNAH FASHION WEEK ✱ APRIL 25 Savannah Fashion Week 2013 didn’t disappoint! The grand show took place at the Lucas Theatre where many guests showed up and dressed up to witness the city’s top fashions and s tyles. The fashion sho w highlighted all sorts of chic trends, including wedding gowns, spring wear, swimwear and clothes for kids. lisa mcclendon, kala szymeczek

bethany shantz, courtney hecht, karen green-paolicelli and stacey sedory fun springs colors rocked this year’s runway

kylie wilder, catherine cambell and lilly strickland emily holiday and john darcy

katie johnson, lauren pressley, kate greene and sonya humphrey

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HILLARY 2011 My wife noticed Hillary waiting tables at a res taurant in Austin. She struck up a con versation with her and ask ed if she had been pho tographed. She came out to the s tudio, and we did a shoo t for a local magazine. W e built an overhead rig to pour a curtain of w ater on to her to cap ture it as it fell. This is the moment after the w ater cleared. It was very cold outside that night. W e used heated w ater but she w as shivering as I made the picture.

Dan Winters, a resident of Austin, TX, and Tybee Island, graced the cover of South for the 2012 October/November issue. His awardwinning photography has appeared in WIRED, Esquire, Vanity Fair, Rolling Stone, The New Yorker and many other national publications.

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on the Southern Scene Natalie Hendrix is the quintessential Southern Belle—she has never even lived anywhere else in her life. Sure, she has tra veled the country and the world, but her love—no, obsession—with Savannah is evident both in her personal life and her job as the face of WSAV’s The Southern Scene. “Being from here, we forg et how wonderful this place is,” she says, noting that every day, she meets people from all over who come specifically to our Hostess City. “I think so many people take Savannah for granted.” If Hendrix looks familiar, it’s probably because her job in volves essentially hanging out in Savannah, meeting new people and f inding f un stories. Tough, right? She and her posse (read: camera crew) randomly w alk up to Savannah locals every day to see what’s hot in town. “We wanted to offer this particular area something different,” Hendrix says of the sho w, which covers food, entertainment and anything else that the people of Savannah want to know about. visit facebook.com/southernscene. watch weekdays from

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