Author: Mindy Scarlett

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.

Legal Eagles 2021: McManamy Jackson Hollis, LLC

When it comes to residential real estate law, McManamy Jackson Hollis, LLC build trusting relationships with agents, lenders, and homebuyers to make sure closings proceed efficiently. By exemplifying customer service and providing open lines of communication with all parties involved, they have established a strong reputation for smooth closings and seamless transactions.

Legal Eagles 2021: Mike Conner, Conner Law Group

Conner credits his father as the main inspiration in his life, watching him sacrifice for his family while working hard, yet always making time to ensure Conner and his sister were always pointed in the right direction. It is upon this foundation that Conner has built his life, faith and career.

Legal Eagles 2021: Stacey Goad, Goad Law, LLC

From bond hearings to jury trials, Goad’s criminal defense law firm provides aggressive legal representation. “My clients inspire me. People who are unjustly treated and falsely accused inspire me,” said Goad. “Good people victimized by a broken system inspire me. My hope is to make a difference for as many people as possible.”

Legal Eagles 2021: Dyches Law Group

South Carolina and Georgia leaders in the know consistently describe Don Dyches as the “secret weapon/rainmaker” who helps make large development deals happen in the coastal south.

Legal Eagles 2021: The Bowen Law Group

In a world where the reputation of lawyers hovers somewhere between used car salespeople and members of Congress, two men–united by fate– are fighting back against the perception that lawyers are boring, stuffy, and care more about billable hours than the needs of their clients.

Grant's Handcrafted Collection: Propelling Handcrafted Perfection

Who knew that a shared experience in college would morph into an international business? George Grant and Paul Hawkins passionately create eclectic art pieces from recycled aviation, automotive, and naval components. From aircraft propellers to V8 engine blocks, Grant and Hawkins keep artistic innovation at the core of their work. With intentional placement of furniture and decor, the duo is taking upcycling to the next level.

Janel Marie Varnadoe: Money Matters

Not surprisingly, most individual taxpayers and small business owners do not relish having to plan for and file taxes. Many find it daunting and confusing. Even if you are capable of managing bookkeeping in-house, that "extra pair of eyes" can make a world of difference. Meet an extra special pair of eyes, Janel Marie Varnadoe.

Leave It To Leva

Entrepreneur, Activist, Restaurateur, Social Media Influencer, Wife & Mother, Leva Bonaparte takes on another title “Southern Charm’s” TV Reality Star

Year of the Dogs

and the primates, vulpes and swine too... For more than 20 years, Vincent J. Musi scoured the globe for that perfect 1/60th of a second where his camera reveals the beauty of nature. His affinity for animals, and his dogged determination to capture them at their most graceful, made him a favorite for National Geographic. Today, he captures the beauty of animals in a different way, with his special “The Underdogs” project which sees him training his lens on shelter dogs, revealing the beauty beneath their imperfections and quirks.

Legal Eagles 2021

No one ever calls a lawyer because everything is going just fine, thank you. No, we only call them when our backs are to the wall, in those moments that have the potential to change everything for the worse. They are the unsung heroes of the courtroom, fighting for our rights and ensuring that small voices are heard. And if you’ve watched even a few moments of television, you know that there are thousands upon thousands of lawyers out there. So how do you choose? South has taken the guesswork out of your search, putting the spotlight on eight who have raised the bar for the legal profession. Read all about them, then put their number in your phone for those moments you’ll need them most.

Dine South: The Art of Food

Featuring the work of Mary Britton Senseney. Once upon a time, if you were responsible for making food look good for a photo shoot, your title was usually something basic like home economist. However, as the concept matured, the phases “prop stylist”, “food stylist” and “food photographer” were coined and it now takes a team to create spectacular food photography.

Surviving the Test of Time: Whelan Chiropractic ~ 23 Years in Practice

Dr. Chris Whelan never stops. When he is not in the office, he can be found on movie sets helping stuntmen and actors, coaching swimming at the Savannah Golf Club, or biking around downtown Savannah. During the work week you will often see him racing around the squares, riding down River Street, or eating on Broughton.

Surviving the Test of Time: Celia Dunn ~ 40 Years in Business

Celia Dunn, owner of Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty, has been in real estate for 46 years. Larry Dunn was a bit surprised when his wife decided to start her own company. He stepped up to be the CFO, allowing Celia to concentrate on her passion: real estate. Fast forward to today, she has built a strong team with Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty, and is a force to be reckoned with in the Southeast.