South Magazine - Winter 2021/22

GoSouth: Jacksonville

Take one dash of metropolitan flair, a healthy shake of Southern hospitality, drench with moonshine and craft beer then add a twist of quirky Floridian flair and you have yourself the beverage of choice for the host city for the World’s Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party, Jacksonville. 

The Westin Spa Experience

When you say the word ‘spa’, most people think of ladies of leisure being pampered. However, the spas located at The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa, and The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort and Spa, offer both guests and locals access to a long list of wellness services. Read on to discover how you can augment your wellness routine through the ultimate relaxing experience of a spa day. Select the perfect package at the perfect place, whether it is at The Heavenly Spa by Westin Hilton Head or at The Heavenly Spa by Westin Savannah.

Looking Back at South’s Greatest Nurses & Medical Professionals 2021

Each of South’s “greatest nurses” describe their profession as a “calling”; some knew their destiny as children, others grew into the healthcare field, inspired by the work of others. These heroes are sharing their experiences, stories and advice from surviving the pandemic and looking forward to the future of healthcare.

PLAYSOUTH: Ball Your Heart Out - April 2

After several years of being held in Hilton Head, the 25th Annual Southern Coast Heart Ball will return to downtown Savannah. Chaired by Ricky Molina, Area CEO of Encompass Health, the event will include dinner, dancing, silent and live auctions. 

Dr. Kristi L. Hofstadter-Duke / Changing behavior. Changing lives.

Savannah Behavioral Pediatrics is the only pediatric psychology practice in the Lowcountry specializing in assessment and treatment of child and adolescent challenges. They help parents and guardians better understand the challenges facing their children, and partner with families to change behavior, improve learning, and overcome developmental obstacles.

Dr. Richard R. Schulze, Jr. / Eye Surgery

Good vision is a vital part of an active life. For many years, people in Savannah have been choosing Schulze Eye & Surgery Center to handle their vision needs, for the most part based on rave reviews from past clients and the team's dedication to helping patients achieve their vision goals regardless of means.

GoSouth: Atlanta

The one true capital of the South, Atlanta sits at the epicenter of an electrifying energy that is transforming the region. On the one hand, it is a metropolis writ large, with arts, culture and a spirit that is second to none. Ask anyone this side of the Mason Dixon how to get to “The City” and they’ll point you here. On the other, it still carries that timeless Southern authenticity and hospitality that sets the South apart. Carrying the best of the past into a dazzling future it is creating for itself, Atlanta is the standard bearer for the new South, with so much to explore.

Georgia on Our Mind

Georgia film is back in business, and we’ve got our thumb on the pulse and the down-low on what’s coming up.

South's Greatest Doctors 2021/22

When it comes to medicine, it never hurts to have a second opinion. Which is why you shouldn’t just take our word for it – each of these amazing medical professionals were hand-picked by their peers to represent the utmost in care, compassion and knowledge.

Dr. Mark Dye / Gentle, Conservative Dental Treatment

We are a family dental practice that sees patients from ages 3 years and up and our main focus is to help you achieve your dental goals. We have state-of-the-art equipment for creating some of the best cosmetic dentistry in the Savannah area.

Dr. John Hargrove / Holistic Health / Nutrition / Chiropractic

The Holistic Health Center of Savannah is a private practice focusing on both chiropractic and functional nutrition health care. Dr. John Hargrove has many years of experience providing comprehensive dietary counseling, evaluation and assessment of endocrine balance, as well as unraveling complex health issues that have been resistant to traditional methods.

Dr. Carl Pearl Breast Augmentation / Facial Plastic Surgery

Patients come to see a plastic surgeon because they want to look and feel better. Patients do not have to have surgery, they are choosing to have it. This trust between patient and plastic surgeon is so special and drives me to be my best every day.

Bodies: Fitness Photographers

A ​​great athlete is, in themselves, a kind of work of art. Just as a sculptor chisels away rock to reveal the beauty within, these elite athletes chisel away weakness to create a fine-tuned machine. The ability to capture that art in a single, mesmerizing moment is what sets these fitness photographers apart. South presents the third installment of curated works from some of the greatest wellness and exercise  photographers wandering the Southeast.

A Breath of Fresh Air

The adventurism that permeates throughout the series is bred from the energy of the Holy City, from the winding waterways to the nooks and crannies of the town. There’s something in the water, breeze and streets — an infectious je ne sais quoi that nourishes and excites the soul.

PlaySouth: Dining In The Dark - March 5th

The Savannah Center for Blind and Low Vision invites you to experience a rare and unique experience that you will never forget! Tentatively on March 5th, enjoy a delicious four-course meal in complete darkness. Step into an unfamiliar world, with this unique sensory deprivation experience, giving guests an intimate understanding of vision loss. Dinner will be served by Savannah’s very own SWAT team, using special night vision technology.

Drs. Thomas Horn, John Paletta, Joe Campbell, Patrick J. Buchanan / Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

The Georgia Institute For Plastic Surgery uses a multifaceted approach to surgical and nonsurgical rejuvenation, and we are the only group in the region which specializes in microsurgical breast reconstruction. By using minimally invasive techniques combined with the latest innovations in surgical technique we’re able to provide patients with multiple options to achieve the outcome that they desire.

Dr. Jack Considine / Outpatient Imaging / High Field Open MRI

Savannah and the surrounding areas are very fortunate to have an abundance of excellent primary care and subspecialty physicians. The medical community is far more sophisticated than is often found in towns of this size and is easily on par with major metropolitan centers throughout the country. At Coastal Imaging we do our part by having the most extensive lineup of world class, subspecialized, radiologists while offering the latest in advanced imaging.

Dr. Joe Overstreet / Optometry

The pioneering surgeons and staff at The Georgia Eye Institute have been setting new standards in cataract surgery, lens implantation, advanced retinal care, LASIK, glaucoma management, macular degeneration treatment, corneal disease and oculoplastic surgery.