South Magazine - Oct-Nov 2020

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.

South's Greatest Pets 2020

The winners of South’s Greatest Pets 2020 contest spent shoot day prepping their fur in hair and makeup and perfecting their puppy dog eyes and purrs, getting ready to make their big debut in the Lowcountry limelight.

Dope Black Chef: Sean Freeman

Examine the culinary career of executive chef Sean Freeman and you’ll see that taking the reins at the common after serving as executive chef at Ordinary Pub isn’t just a move from one kitchen to the other. It’s a validation for more than a decade of hard work and learning.

What Make the Athletes of Cheer Savannah More Than a Cheerleader

The talented young women of cheer savannah are on top of the world as they are currently ranked among the top 10 teams in their sport. And you’d better believe cheerleading is a sport. Being world class doesn’t come easy. Workouts, commitment and talent make up this group that is known for its style & power. What many do not realize is these girls are as strong in their moral foundation as they are in their sport. Meet mother hen, Stephanie Britt and put on your seatbelt.

The Mansion Cooking School

Chef Jason Winn hosts a party every night – one where you just might learn something. As the Cooking School Chef for Classes by Kessler at The Mansion on Forsyth, Winn wants everyone to eat like royalty.

A Sad Tail

A lost pet is every owner’s worst nightmare - or so they think. Unfortunately, the worst is yet to come after a pet is discovered to be missing. In a race against the clock to rescue a pet from the fear of the unknown, the time may be ticking as they await demise on canine death row. It’s up to us to write a happy ending to a sad tale.

Jump into the fall with these events

October 24-31 SCAD Savannah Film Festival SCAD will be hosting their 23rd Annual Film Festival virtually this year. This highly anticipated film festival features award-winning professional films and student filmmakers, drawing in over 60,000 people a year. filmfest.scad.edu    [caption…

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.

Immortalize Your Furry Baby

Beginning in high school, Savannah local Jenna Scott has quietly harbored a true love for painting and animals alike. For Scott, painting is an outlet from reality – sharing her work is personal, making her vulnerable. Now she shares her delightful work with the world!

Swamp Fox Farms

This South Carolina farm tells a story of a southern family and illustrates a heritage that runs as deep as a live oak’s taproot, while at the same time maintaining an ethereal quality. Part event venue and part love letter to the grandeur of the south, Swamp Fox Farms represents the pinnacle of southern style.

Spellbound in Savannah

If you liked “Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil,” you’ll love the the father & son duo's new novel, “Spellbound Under the Spanish Moss.”

100 Years of Delicious Memories

An iconic brand 100 years in the making, Leopold’s Ice Cream celebrates a century of steadfastly serving Savannah with a commemorative book as visually pleasing as their Rum Bisque is delectable.

I Like Your Style

Style isn’t a word you hear a lot during a global pandemic. After all, these are the sort of serious times where we try to boil our lives down to the things that really matter, the things that have substance. And most of us mentally define style as the opposite of substance.

Travel In The Lowcountry: Bluffton South Carolina (B-Town)

Tucked along the bend of the majestic May River is a small town that has gained national attention for its homespun charm and lush Southern scenery. Join South for an insiders’ guide to the best places in B-Town to truly experience the Bluffton State of Mind.