Author: Barry Kaufman

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.

The Deens are Moving On

They may be world-famous for their Southern charm and culinary prowess, but before they ever appeared on camera or opened the famed Lady and Sons, they were just a lady and her sons. With fame came controversy, a storm that many thought would spell the end of the Deens. But ask any Southerner and they’ll tell you: You can’t keep a good family down.

Redefining the Modern Icon

From professional climber, to law enforcement, Lee Vartanian’s past experience came in handy when he launched the company that would elevate the quality and style of the K-9 gear industry.

House of Mercy, House of Grace

For centuries, a few hundred acres outside of Savannah have fostered a divine mission to guide young boys toward success. Today, that mission sees its ultimate manifestation in Bethesda Academy.

Dirt Tack Racing in the South

There’s nothing more southern than a day spent watching dirt fly and rubber burn. Garrett Shurling of Shurling Motorsports takes us behind the wheel of the dirt track racing world.

Ed ♥ is Love

Collective Soul frontman Ed Roland has seen the world from the dizzying heights of rock and roll stardom, But he’s still just A good old Southern boy raised on faith, family and music.

Girls' Getaway to Bluffton

This quaint, coastal town is the next big thing in Instaworthy trips. Here's South magazine's getaway guide to B-town, South Carolina.

Old Town Bluffton Inn

Travel In The Lowcountry: Bluffton South Carolina (B-Town): Immerse yourself in the blissful charm of Old Town Bluffton with a stay at a magnificent property right in its heart.

Shoot Your Shot

Banker by day, savvy restaurateur and ambitious sports agent by night, Nate Shaffer is determined to make his and his clients’ dreams come true.

Sticks & Stones

Chuck Leavell is a rock and roll legend turned environmentalist. The Rolling Stone talks about his latest hit “Chuck Leavell: The Tree Man.”

Movin' South: Upper East River Savannah

Brick by brick, part love letter to Savannah’s historic aesthetic, part forward-looking new urban masterpiece, Upper East River builds on a deep veneration of the Hostess City.

Battle Field Health

After enduring trial by fire, former military doctors David Sedory, M.D. and Chad Zehms, M.D. share their experiences treating broken legs of Afghani farmers and NFL players.

A Pretty (un)Common Story

The mandatory shutdown and social distancing guidelines did a number on Savannah’s restaurants. But Mike and Brandi Vaudrin innovated, survived and moved forward.

The Rise & Fall (& Rise) of Kathryn Dennis

Her reality show “Southern Charm” went on hiatus during quarantine, but that hasn’t stopped the drama. With filming set to resume, this flame-haired Southern belle opens up on motherhood, the battles she’s fought on camera and off and the legacy of her famous name.

All the Presidents' Heads

Tucked away on the back roads of Croaker, Virginia is an Easter Island of American history. For the first time ever, several remnants from the original tourist attraction that was open from 2004-2010 will be on display as accompaniments to the 42 decaying sculptures that have now fallen into a significant state of disrepair. The mementos that will be on display include several of the original placards, park signage, flags, gift shop items, authentic First Lady dresses and much more.

The Making of Savannah's Most Prestigious Hotel District

After more than eight years of intensive planning, inspired creation, occasional setbacks and one highly inconvenient global pandemic, plant riverside district has finally opened its doors. We spoke with a few of the people behind the scenes to find out what it was like turning an eyesore into an icon.