South Magazine - Summer 2021

Beach Dining: Tybee Island, GA

Summer is in full swing; patios and docks are packed with sun-kissed faces and familiar smiles. Boaters have perfected their wave, and the sunscreen is flowing along with the next Southern heatwave. ‘Tis the season for all the seafood you can eat—likely fresh caught that very morning. Beach and-creek-side hotspots are culinary gems in the seafood world, but the views from the table are even better. South scoured Tybee Island for all of the top spots that guaranteed a beach experience—from casual to elegant atmosphere and everything in between. We’ve got the spots, you bring the ocean-sized appetite.

The Last Stop: D. Paul Graham

Meet D. Paul Graham. For over 35 years Graham has worked in mergers and acquisitions with transactions that have encompassed North America, Africa, and Europe. As president and CEO of Graham Capital Partners, LLC, Graham has developed a deeper passion and understanding of people and cultures around the world. He has embraced his wanderlust with sojourns around the globe and is at peace with his need for spirited drives in all things automotive.

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.

Charter on the Coastal South

From the picture-perfect Colleen — one of 10 surviving vessels of its kind left in the world. This rare, stunning relic of American maritime design history sets sail in Charleston Harbor and its surrounding islands in timeless nautical fashion.

Cotton Candy Charleston

This season calls for trading in sweatpants and doing it up; as restrictions are lifted, so are restraints on fashion. As we roar into the rest of the 2020’s, think grandeur, glitz and glamour. These looks would give Gatsby a run for his money.

Play South: Greatest Events in the South

The South has a lock on the best festivals in the country, hands down. Plus, we can have them year round so we’re never out of practice in the art of great food and good times.

Another Ace of a teammate

It was five years ago—on my birthday—when I had to say goodbye to South’s mascot and the best friend a man could ever have. Mongo loved the spotlight, developing an enthusiastic fan club of his own after making several appearances in the magazine. He never let it get to his head, though.

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.

Salty Frog Gear

When Tyler Merritt describes grappling with post-war emotions and the adrenaline-seeking behavior in military veteran culture, there’s a glimpse into the unabashed dedication and passion that is infused in every aspect of what he does. “There’s nothing more exhilarating than being shot at,” he tells me — and I believe him. And it’s this sentiment that opens a window into the world of Nine Line Apparel.