South's Greatest Nurses and Medical Professionals 2021

From hapless, high-strung relatives, to trauma decisions made in seconds to endless amounts of paperwork, these medical professionals are there when we need them most. From CNAs, LPNs, RNs, EMTs, NPs, PAs, Surgical Assistants, Home Care Professionals to Nurse educators, front desk medical staff and more, these caregivers are involved in virtually every aspect of medicine. From admission to recovery, they see it all. Their experiences are joyous, sad, heart-warming and strange — sometimes in a single day. Their work is life itself, from the newborn to the terminally ill and everything in between. Never celebrated yet always inspiring, this year we salute you!

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“Monday 5 Things”™…..Immersed…..

Our eyes needed to adjust to the dark anteroom. Then, the short brush strokes and bold contrasting colors were immediately recognized. Flowers and fields. The bedroom. The hospital. Snippets of information of the man and artist that left me wondering what I would have asked him if we could have shared a table and coffee on a Parisian promenade. Harvests and irises. Cafes and boulevards. Starry nights and full moons. Cypress trees and tree roots. Portraits of others. Portraits of self that revealed the old, troubled soul of a much younger man. Benches and chairs to sit within his paintings. Space designed to allow one to slow down from a hectic week and simply be immersed in the brilliance of his art.

Southern-made kitchen

From ideas hatched while tinkering around woodsheds to thousands of hours of hands in clay, and over forges, the unpretentious style of these Southern-made classic goods have intimate familiarity between maker and material. From the kitchen to the campfire, all their founders ask is for you to use them well.

Hydrojelly Masks at Vitali Medspa!

A Hydrojelly mask is a "jelly-like" mask that provides multiple benefits to your skin such as hydration, smoothing, moisturizing, cleansing, exfoliating, conditioning, toning skin, and reducing inflammation.

The Haunted South

Stories of encounters with spirits are as much a part of the Coastal South as Spanish moss and iced tea, but the true chills and thrills are deeper than the retelling of famous tales. Local paranormal investigators and tours recall their profound experiences investigating haunted Savannah and Charleston and their encounters with the ghosts you have never heard of.

The Southern Side of Hollywood

Georgia knows how to weather a storm and tell a story, and this past year it succeeded at both, to the tune of $4 billion. Despite a pandemic, a production shutdown and several boycott hashtags, Georgia film emerged even more electric, artistic, and profitable than its former, formidable self.

A Savannah Haunting

Just about everyone in Savannah has a ghost story, but only William Mark McCullough could turn his into a feature film. A Savannah Haunting, currently making the rounds in film festivals, is based on real-life ghostly experiences that occurred in McCullough’s own home. Mark and his co-producer Alexis Nelson managed to produce this movie during the height of the COVID pandemic in 2020. I was able to catch the busy filmmakers and find out more about the making of this supernatural thriller.

Judd Wild Is: A Hollywood Stunt Man

Broken glass in your hair, cartilage floating around your elbows, actually being hit by a car... That’s just one afternoon in the life of a stunt performer. Recently South “ran” into a real, live daredevil and got the lowdown of what really happens on and off the set.

Born to Die

Clinton Cowart knew from a young age that he was destined for the stage. Some would say he was born to perform. Others told him he was born to die.

Hunting for Elizabeth Mitchell

From the mysterious island of “Lost” to the sunny beaches of the “Outer Banks,” Elizabeth Mitchell brings a little touch of Southern charm to a pantheon of beautiful yet dangerous characters.

Celebrity Shooters

To be a Southern photographer is to capture images of a region with vast natural beauty, distinctive culture, complex history and inexplicable ethos. South presents the second of two installments of curated works from the greatest photographers wandering the Southeast.

Double (oh!)7

These days, the world needs a little saving (to say the least). As we already know, women wield an innumerable amount of superpowers and are capable of anything from motherhood to CEO status, and everything in between. While each woman is running her own empire — whatever that may be — it can be hard to find time to put a drop-dead look together, too. That’s where the SOS Makeup Kit comes in, like a Robin to any woman’s Batman.

Don McGraw’s Quest for Tybee Island’s Freshest Catch

The coastal south has been a destination of choice for those moving from big cities or moving away from heated political climates. Don McGraw is one such man. But when he made the decision to move, he also put his money where his heart was; In the restaurant business. When McGraw takes on a project, he’s all in. So when he moved to Tybee Island, Ga., and opened up Coco’s Sunset Grille, it only made sense that he needed his own shrimp boat. as luck would have it, one of the region’s greatest shrimp boats was prime for new ownership.

Destination Dining

From Charleston to Savannah, the coastal south has experienced a food revolution in the past decade attracting top chefs from around the country putting their expertise to work while embracing southern recipes. These destinations are worth the drive.

2021 South’s Greatest Restauranteurs

Behind every divine burger, every fish prepared to perfection, every plate of perfectly balanced flavors, is a team of people who make magic happen. South pulls back the curtain on our readers’ favorite dining establishments to reveal the men and women behind it all.

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