SOUTHERN VIEWS MAGAZINE
EXECUTIVE CHEF AT HOTEL INDIGO
PRESENTATION OF THE
COTILLION CLUB DEBUTANTES
AT THE WYNN HOUSE
WORK OF ART
Best trends of the season & how to wear them
COLUMBUS FAMILY HISTORY
WITH LIBBA DILLON OF
PARK PLACE INTERIORS
AND ART DECO
THE BEAUDOIN'S HOME
IN GREEN ISLAND IS
On the River
Above it All
Hotel Indigo Columbus at Riverfront Place
Enjoy dining and drinks on the river. For reservations call 706.780.7800
SVM JULY 2021
EMMIE RUTH WISE
GEORGE E. WADE, SR.
CHEF TROY DEANO
SUMMER DINING GUIDE
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“MAKING THE BEST
OF EVERY MOMENT”
Summer already? We’re certainly
not rushing you past spring,
but we at SVM also know that
this will all be just one glorious
warm season of hopefully getting
back to life as we knew it. The
promise of a fun summer easily
dazzles us and summons visions
of picnics and pool days, but
often—as all seasons go—we get
busy and forget to take time for
the simple joys that summer’s
You deserve everything this season of hope and renewal has to offer after
the year we’ve experienced, and I’m sure this year more than ever, you’ll
take nothing for granted while enjoying the festivities and events that we
missed so much last year. Don’t forget to also enjoy that backyard oasis
you’ve worked so hard on during long hours of quarantine.
Our business owners also deserve our support, and while it may not be
feasible for them to make up all the money they’ve lost over the past few
months, we can certainly do our part to shop local and show them what
they mean to us.
In this issue of SVM, you will find an interview with Chef Troy Deano.
A homegrown Louisiana chef with more than 20 years of Culinary
Management experience, Chef Troy Deano comes to Columbus as the
Executive Chef of the new Hotel Indigo Columbus at Riverfront Place.
Our summer fashion also features Hotel Indigo as the backdrop for the
best summer trends. Our sights are set on summer and for many, the
sweet sound of freedom is ringing through the air. With that, our desire to
get dressed up again is stronger than ever. As cold days roll away, airier
fabrics and lighter hues will have recharged powers. Summer is also our
chance to highlight the work of young artist Emmie Ruth Wise. Born in
Columbus, Georgia practically with a colored pencil in her hand, Emmie
Ruth has been creating all of her life. This quality was fostered in her by
her mother, who had an affinity for turning her drawings into invitation
and shirt designs for her birthday parties.
One of the best parts about working for a magazine is to be able to bring
the history of families that makes Columbus what it is today. One of them
is George E. Wade, Sr. The Wade family moved to Columbus in 1916
where George, Sr. attended Jordan Vocational High School. As a young
man, he worked for the Model Cleaners company, a local laundry service
operated by the Pitts family of Columbus. After the Great Depression
ravaged the United States, George, Sr. decided he wanted to own his
own business and be his own boss. He considered going into the funeral
business, but laundry was what he knew, so on July 5, 1939, he opened for
business as Wade Laundry & Dry Cleaning on Linwood Boulevard near
With fewer COVID-19 restrictions, increased vaccination rates and nicer
weather, restaurant and bar owners in Columbus are seeing customers
returning in greater numbers to their establishments, bringing back a sense
of optimism that has largely eluded one of the hardest hit industries by the
pandemic. SVM created the restaurant guide for you to enjoy. The guide
features restaurants that are back serving at close to full throttle, and we
wanted to put them front of mind for you again as you start to get out more
and more for a fine meal. There’s light at the end of the tunnel, and it’s
illuminating some pretty spectacular food.
We hope you enjoy this new issue, and as always, support our business
community and SVM advertisers who make this publication fun and
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What’s your latest fashion obsession? My latest fashion
obsession has been stacking gold jewelry. It ties all my
outfits together and goes with just about everything.
Which words or phrases do you most overuse? I overuse
“like,” “I don’t know” and “kk”. My friends constantly
call me out on overusing these.
What is the one food you could never give up? I could
never give up mac and cheese! It is my go to food!!
Where is your ideal vacation destination? A little village
in Italy. I got the chance to go there when I was younger,
and I would love to go back again.
Name one thing you worry about running out of and
why: I always worry about running out of gas. Several
months ago I ran out of gas one night and was stranded on
the side of the road. It was a horrifying experience that I
will never forget.
What is the quality you most like in a woman? One of
the qualities I strive to have is independence. I believe a
woman should not have to rely on a man for everything.
What quote do you live by? "I think there is beauty in
everything. What 'normal' people perceive as ugly, I
can usually see something of beauty in it."— Alexander
McQueen. -This is my favorite quote because it reminds
me to have a positive outlook on life.
What natural gift would you most like to possess? The
ability to have a photographic memory. This would allow
me to spend less time on school work and more on the
things I love.
What is the one thing you will always splurge on? My
current obsession is loaded teas. I frequently visit one that I
like, a tea shop, West Point Nutrition.
What is the first thing you notice about people? The first
thing I notice about a person is the way they dress. What a
person wears shows a lot about a person's personality and
What do you consider your most Southern
characteristics? Hospitality, accent, manners, charity, and
MODEL: Rivers Bryan for Ursula Wiedmann
HAIR AND MAKEUP: Kelley Becker and Natalie
Knight for Euphoria Salon.
CLOTHING AND ACCESSORIES: The Posh Peach,
SPECIAL THANKS: Hotel Indigo, www.ihg.com,
Juliana Caligaris and Zoe Bell.
ON THE COVER
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OF HARRIS COUNTY
The Humane Society of Harris County - celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2021- is a non-profit, charitable
organization dedicated to the welfare and well-being of the hundreds of animals a year that come through their facility.
Their mission is to provide shelter, care, adoptions and community education for homeless, stray and abandoned animals.
Their vision is to educate for the humane treatment of animals and advocate for the end of pet overpopulation.
By R. CALIGARIS
To learn more about the organization, their challenges, and
some of the upcoming events the community can participate
in, SVM spoke to Jennifer Daniel, a board member and current
Tell us about the organization and what goes on there
from day to day? Our staff and volunteers are there keeping
a clean center, feeding the animals, providing basic medical
care, playgroups, and other enrichment to get our animals ready for adoption.
They do temperament assessments as well as keep the animals up to date on
vaccines. They also transport them to be spayed or neutered and get other medical
What are some of the challenges the organization faces and how can they
be resolved? The main challenge for any nonprofit is funding. We need financial
support to provide for the animals in our care and throughout the community.
After years of stretching, we have reached the limit of what we can do with
our current adoption center. We need to raise money for our new building. Also,
unwanted litters of animals can be decreased by promoting the importance of
having your pets spayed or neutered.
How does the Humane Society of Harris County connect people and pets
in the community? Folks in the community are encouraged to volunteer at the
center, foster our animals, spread the word about animals in need, and consider
us a resource for their pets. We provide a pet-food pantry through local mealson-wheels
programs getting pet food to those in need. And of course, please
adopt from us! We are also in 21 elementary schools teaching the importance
of pollinators to the environment and have taught volunteers to keep bees.
These volunteers are selling their honey at Doggone Good Treasures, our 2nd
hand re-tail shop in Pine Mountain whose proceeds support our center.
What are some upcoming activities and events the community can participate
in? We have two low-cost rabies & microchipping clinics in June. Also,
our 5th annual fundraiser Sporting Clays for Shelter Strays event is October
17th. Please read our website to keep aware of any additional activities. We are
in need of dog walkers and cat socializers every day!
How many animals pass through the shelter each year? As many as 600
with intakes from local animal control facilities, our T-N-R program, and community
What is one thing you want the people from Harris County and Columbus
to know about the Humane Society? We are determined to be part of the
solution to end animal homelessness and neglect by being the resource center
to keep pets in their homes living a happy and healthy life and give others a
second chance. SVM
THE MAIN CHALLENGE FOR ANY NONPROFIT IS FUNDING.
We need financial support to provide for the animals in our care and throughout
the community. After years of stretching, we have reached the limit of what we can do
with our current adoption center. We need to raise money for our new building.
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Escape your traditional travel and experience
a new modern, urban vibe with classic
elements at the new downtown Columbus
favorite, AC Hotel by Marriott.
Recently opening its doors April 9,
2021, AC Hotel by Marriott. The
new hotel is owned by locally based
RAM Hotels led by brothers Rinkesh
Patel as president and Mitesh Patel
executive vice president, and it provides
a modern European hotel experience
to set itself apart in Columbus.
This perfectly positioned hotel in
downtown Columbus on Broadway
is walkable to everywhere for your
needs of entertainment, food or shopping. To learn more about the
unique features of this hotel, Southern Views Magazine sat down with
Andrea Vawter, Director of Sales, to get an insider’s perspective.
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What can guests expect from their
stay at AC Hotels and what
sets it apart from other hotels
in Columbus? The AC Hotel is
a European inspired hotel with Spanish Roots.
The first AC opened in Madrid, Spain and we
are the 80th AC to open in the US. When you
stay at an AC, it is an experience, not just a
We have an onsite restaurant, AC Kitchen,
open for breakfast, serving a European style
buffet, which includes croissants imported
from France. We bake fresh daily, sweet and
savory breakfast tarts, elevated yogurt parfaits,
fresh hand sliced prosciutto, amongst more. In
the evening, we have Spanish inspired small
plates tapas-style and specialize in hand crafted
cocktails. The AC Café is an all-day high end
coffee bar with drinks such as espresso, lattes
and cappuccino. The dining services are all
defined as an experience. At breakfast we have
a Berkel slicer where the attendant will hand
slice prosciutto, the lounge offers a bar ritual
each evening that is not to be missed, custom
hand crafted cocktails are our specialty and the
coffee bar is brought to you by Mod Bar with
The fitness center is 24/7, complimentary WIFI
throughout guest rooms and lobby. A Media Salon
for private small boardroom style meetings
of up to 8 and a larger meeting room available
for up to 24. We are convenient to everything
downtown, walkable to restaurants, shopping
and the riverwalk. The first hotel to open directly
off Broadway in Uptown.
Our daily mantras consist of each evening in the
lobby from 9pm-11pm available is a sachet of
lavender to help relax before bed! Stick it under
your pillow and sleep well. In the lounge, gather
around and have fun with the porron ritual!
WE ARE CONVENIENT TO
walkable to restaurants, shopping and
the riverwalk. The first hotel to open
directly off Broadway in Uptown.
Did the pandemic result in any
major changes to the way AC Hotels
do business? Masks are required
in the public space of the hotel.
Stay over housekeeping service is by request.
Has “normal” forever changed, or will
you aim to get back to what normalcy was
pre-pandemic? We are a new hotel opened on
April 8th so for the most part we opened like
normal. Except for what is stated above. We
will get back to pre-pandemic at some point!
What do you want travel advisors to know
about booking with you? We are conveniently
located in downtown Columbus within walking
distance to all the restaurants, shopping and
entertainment. One block from the riverfront.
Walking distance to companies such as Global
Payments, Synovus, Mercer University, and a
short drive to Fort Benning
For those new to AC Hotels what would you
personally recommend they do as an experience?
I.e. for couples and for families? Grab
a hand crafted cocktail from the AC Lounge,
be sure to participate in the porron bar ritual!
We have live music and/or entertainment all
summer long on the weekends. Check out our
facebook page to keep up with the schedules
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Covenant Woods is an independent and personal care retirement community located
in Columbus, Georgia. The freedoms an independent retirement community provides
offers a distinguished tradition of southern charm for Covenant Woods residents.
By ABBY BROWN
Covenant Woods is a retirement community
featuring the finest independent living and
personal care. Its residents enjoy restaurant-style
dining, housekeeping services,
scheduled transportation, apartment maintenance
and a full calendar of recreational and
wellness activities. Southern Views Magazine
sat down with Angie Nobes, Sales Marketing
Director at Covenant Woods, to learn
more about what makes Covenant Woods so
unique in the industry, what activities and
amenities are available for residents, and
what level of personal assistance residents
What makes Covenant Woods unique in the senior care industry?
Covenant Woods is unique in that we are largely an Independent Living
Retirement Community. Our senior residents are very active. Our activity
calendar stays full. We have something lined up daily both on and off
premises. We love to have fun!
Why do you think residents and their families should choose Covenant
Woods? Many potential residents and their children are looking for a place
for their parents that is safe, secure, and comfortable are choosing Covenant
Woods Retirement Community as the #1 Senior Living Community
in the Columbus areas They find its beauty and comfort is surpassed by
the many services and activities that bring life to this active community of
seniors sharing their lives and their interests. In short, most children want
only the best for their aging parents. The freedom they find is a no‐worry
lifestyle, full of amenities and services such as transportation, dining, socialization,
and on and off site entertainment.
What are some of the most positive trends you've seen in the senior
living industry since the start of the pandemic? Everyone had to learn to
adapt their lives to a COVID-19 environment. With 36 years of experience
and excellence, we have kept our residents healthy and happy and giving
them the freedoms to live as independently as possible in surroundings
of comfort, safety, availability, and a senior service-oriented community.
We didn’t let living in a COVID-19 restricted atmosphere dampen our
abundant senior living community. COVID-19 placed many challenges and
restrictions upon our staff and residents. We encouraged frequent contact
with loved ones and friends. At the end of it all, while many spent their
pandemic days isolated, our residents always the freedom to thrive, they
had each other and were cared for by our loving staff.
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WITH 36 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE AND EXCELLENCE,
WE HAVE KEPT OUR RESIDENTS HEALTHY AND HAPPY
and giving them the freedoms to live as independently as possible in surroundings
of comfort, safety, availability, and a senior service-oriented community.
How do you anticipate it looking
for communities to return to
"normal" life? We are celebrating
our freedom again. Now
that the majority of our staff and
residents have been vaccinated
our residents are enjoying a return
to normalcy. This means getting
out, having family and visitors
back in. Of course we will remain
safety first priority but keeping
our seniors active and involved
is and always has been what has
attracted seniors to our community for over 37 years.
Covenant Woods is well known for some of the services they provide.
What activities and amenities are available for residents? Housekeeping
and laundry. Dining room meals. Utilities are included in rent.
Transportation to physician visits. Various activities off premise includetheater,
symphony, local restaurants and attractions, shopping, casinos,
trips to Auburn, Callaway Gardens, etc. We also provide a multitude of
activities monthly on premise to include- exercise, bingo, art, presentations,
big screen movie time, religious services, visits by local vendors, dances,
live music, karaoke, and games.
What level of personal assistance can residents expect? For retirees who
wish to maintain their freedom yet require a certain amount of assistance
with day-to-day activities, Covenant Woods offers assisted living apartments
and service options to provide needed support, a sense of security,
and an environment conducive to independent living. Services such as
medication management, assistance with bathing, dressing, dietitian approved
meals, transportation and daily nursing services. Our trained staff is
available 24 hours that includes medical supervision and on-site security.
When should individuals and families start researching assisted living?
As early as 55 if they want to truly get the benefits of Retirement Living.
You will no longer have to maintain the property, fixtures, landscaping, or
deal with the financials. The community is beautifully maintained inside
and out. All senior apartments at Covenant Woods are private and rentable
by the month. Apartments come in a variety of sizes from studios, deluxe
studios, one bedroom and two bedrooms deluxe units, at prices you can
afford. Covenant Woods offers their residents FREEDOM from chores and
responsibilities so they can enjoy the golden years of life that they have
worked so hard for. Our full-time staff is dedicated to the needs of our residents.
Over two dozen personal services at no extra charge include weekly
housekeeping service, utilities paid, restaurant-style dining, scheduled
transportation, and full-time activities program. You will never have to
worry about fixing appliances, whether the lawn needs mowed, or any kind
How does technology play a role in today’s senior living communities?
During the pandemic it was essential. Technology allowed our residents the
freedom to engage with family and friends, and also allows our residents
to remain sharp. This availability to communicate with others helps seniors
combat feelings of depression and isolation. Technology has also added
to our already full activity calendar. Our residents are able to live stream
movies on demand and play fun games on the Wii. SVM
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Kelsey Parker and Kayde Koffman were married on June 5, 2021. ● The ceremony took place at Old Town Town Hall in Columbus, Georgia. ● Stephen Brinkman of
Midland United Methodist Church officiated the ceremony. ● The bride is the daughter of Mr. Beau Parker and Mrs. Stacy Parker. ● The groom is the son of Mr. Jeff Koffman
and Mrs. Lisa Koffman. ● Taylor Parker was the maid of honor and the best man was Blake Keefe. ● The bridesmaids were Hannah Kick, Tiffany Mobley, Payten Jordan,
Paige Turner, and Maddie Eysel. ● The groomsmen were Hudson Land, Sam Van Horn, Hunter Hartshorne, Jacob Pitman, and Gage Dempsey. ● The reception was held
at the Country Club of Columbus and DJ Vault Entertainment provided the music. ● Photography by Julia Hinson Photography.
Julia Hinson Photography
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Georgia McClure Wilson and Gregory Keith Pridgen, Jr., were married May 22, 2021 at Saint Luke United Methodist Church in Columbus, Georgia with reception following at Green
Island Country Club. ● The bride is the daughter of Susan and Scott Alan Wilson of Chattanooga, Tennessee. ● The groom is the son of Kelly Flournoy Pridgen and Gregory Keith
Pridgen of Columbus, Georgia. ● Reverend Robert Beckum officiated the ceremony. ● The maids of honor were Jane Lee Wilson and Sarah Anne Shields (sisters of the bride). The
bridesmaids were Rachel Gillum (sister of the groom) , Olivia Shealy, Caroline Sparks, Juliana Caligaris, Jillian Schmidt, Belinda Bell, Levi Wetherington, Claire Kirby, Kathleen
Brennan, Maddie Laurie, Mary Claire DeReuil, Megan Wuthrich, Mimi Best, and Savannah McGinnis. ● The father of the groom, Gregory Keith Pridgen was the best man. ● The
groomsmen were Jacob Woods, Alec Miller, Carson Cummings, Mills Gunby, Tim Kennedy, Jimmy East, and Stephen Poydasheff. ● Ushers were Leye Olubowale, Jack Raines, Knox
Allen and Wylly Killorin. ● The flower girls were Miss Luna and Margot Wilson (nieces of the bride). ● The grandmother of the bride is Ms. Jean Schramm and the grandmothers of
the groom are Ms. Carol Flournoy and Ms. Vivian Brockway. ● The violinist was Christine Lau and Organist Ken Bailey.● The band was MVP from Atlanta, Georgia. ● Flowers were
provided by Mr. Glenn K. Albright from Albright’s Flower & Gift Shop. ● Photographer was Madison Carter Photography. ● The Wedding Planner was Maggie Rhamy.
Madison Carter Photography
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2021 Wynn House Heritage Ball
THE EVENT: The 2021 Wynn House Heritage Ball was held on Saturday night, May 8, 2021 at The Wynn House. The Wynn House is delighted to continue
this Columbus tradition and it is an honor to be able to continue the presentation of the Cotillion Club Debutantes at such an event. Serving as master
of ceremonies for the evening was Samuel Wellborn. THE DEBUTANTES: The 2021 Debutantes, pictured on the steps at the Wynn House, were, (L-R,
Front Row), Madison Laine Mize, Judith Roberts Borom, Cambrie Elizabeth Berard, Lucy Sheridan Laughbaum, Lee Parker Mullin, Frances Hollingsworth
Manderson, and Evans Michelle Blanchard. (Second Row), Lauren Chapman Booth, Ridley Kathryn Hudson, Laurel Lynn Peebles, Lucille Elise
DesPortes, and Gwendolyn Van Ingen. (Third Row), Alicia Frances Coppedge, Sara Ashton Copelan, Reese Elisabeth Powell, Brayden Rebecca Berard,
and Lucile Boyd Bickerstaff. (Back Row), Jane Elizabeth Scarborough, Lillie Adams Patton, Sara Hatcher Dismuke, Virgina Ann Pearson, and Carson
Photos by SE PHOTOGRAPHY AND MARGIE RICHARDSON
Sally Hatcher, Margie Bickerstaff, and Becky Yarbrough.
Virginia and Chris Peebles
Sara Dismuke, Parker, Brad and Lydia Mullins.
Mat and Tracey Mize, Genie and George Mize,
and Clair Thayer. Cambrie. Roonie and Brayden Berard. Eli Zetina, Darlene Hughes Kittrell, Caroline Kittrell.
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Otis Scarborough presenting Jane Scarborough. Escort William Neal with Deb Lucy Laughbaum.
Sara Dismuke and Sally Hatcher
Caleb, Jenna, Mary Jennings and Lottie Gross.
George Mize presenting his niece, Madison Mize.
2021 Wynn House
THE WYNN HOUSE: The Wynn House was built
in the late 1830’s for Colonel William L. Wynn,
one of Columbus’s earliest and most prominent
residents. In 1852, the property was sold to
Henry Hurt and he sold the house to Colonel
Hines Holt in 1855. In 1906, J. Thomas Cooper
purchased the house and, using mule power,
moved the structure forward three hundred feet
to the crest of the hill so that the land surrounding
the house could be subdivided. Mr. and Mrs.
Stephen C. Butler bought the home in 1932,
completely restored the property, and further
enhanced the residence. James W. Woodruff
bought the Butler home in 1958 and the historic
mansion became the site of the Christian Fellowship
Association and in 1974 became known
as The Wynn House.
Kathy Riley with Chandler and Lane Riley.
Celia and Maria Kent
The 2021 Debutantes and their escorts on the steps at the Wynn House.
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John Thayer presenting Virginia Pearson.
Riley Hudson, Carter and Libby Hudson, Collins Rustin,
and Briggs Kalish.
Madden Hatcher presenting Sally Dismuke.
Lucy Bowers and Elliott Waddell with Sam Wellborn.
Jim Blanchard presenting Evans Blanchard.
Brayden Berard, Becky Buck and Cambrie Berard.
2021 Wynn House Heritage Ball
Philip Adams with Brad Coppedge
Laura Mitchell with Caroline Kennon.
Pam and Edwin Page
Jennifer Daniel, Jennifer Harper, Robin Grier,
Stacie Berard, Jeanie Bross, Laurie McRae.
Allie Coppedge with Carson Roberts Miller Watts and Kelley Watts Sandy and Otis Scarborough
Dr. Sidney Yarbrough presenting Boyd
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LeAnn and George Copelan
2021 Debutantes with friends.
Leo and Stacie Berard
Maria Kent with Wendy and Bob Elliott.
Suzy Edge and Nancy Burgin
Peyton Farrar, Margie Richardson and Kelley Watts.
2021 Wynn House Heritage Ball
Sid and Becky Yarbrough
Larry Gaither presenting his
granddaughter, Lucy Laughbaum.
Will Clark and Gwen Van Ingen, George Wade, Cissie Clark.
Susie Hatcher and Lawton Mullin
Jim and Emily Blalock
Jenifer and Tripp Amos
Trey and Cathy Jinks
Gina and Kenley Tew, Sherricka Day.
Sundi Rose, Brantley Pittman,
Joseph Berger, Emilie Elizabeth.
Caleb Jackson, Natalia and Pete Temesgen.
Tony Pettis is Columbus Georgia based emerging artist with
a burning passion for storytelling, culture, and fantasy.
Pettis uses his work to speak for not only himself, but
others in a way that allows open ended conversations, and
THE EVENT: Tony’s first art show was held in Chelsea New
York alongside Author and friend Onkar Dhindsa for the
release of their collaborative self help book Growing Pains.
Pettis’ most recent show HueMan was his first completely
solo art exhibition, done on The Bus Space (A curated and
remodeled gallery on wheels owned by Elyse Mixon) on the
lawn of Pound Studios.
ARTIST STATMENT: HueMan was a conceptually insightful
combination of an acknowledgment of self, and an
admiration of others. After several months of in-studio
figure drawing sessions with friends, models, and other
acquaintances, Tony started the base work of creating a
show that would celebrate the meaning of being alive and
being human. Pettis set forth to do something different,
while working for one Columbus’ elite artists Garry Pound
(most famously known for his female figurative work).
Tony chose to highlight the male figure and had only a few
women pose and be featured in the show itself.
PHOTOS BY S.SAXON
Jef and Sara Lynn Holbrook
Tony Pettis and Garry Pound
Maggie Laine and Jessica Nicole
Courtney Akers Johnson, Katie Jacobson,
George Schley and Margaret Meredith.
Charles Fowler, Julian Plowden, David King.
Sarah Massey, Emily Fischer and Randy Nguyen.
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EMMIE RUTH WISE
Born in Columbus, Georgia practically with a colored pencil in her hand, Emmie Ruth has been creating all of
her life. This quality was fostered in her by her mother, who had an affinity for turning her drawings into
invitation and shirt designs for her birthday parties. As she painted various buildings for commission work
throughout college, her increasing interest in architecture led her to work part-time during her last year in school
with both a traditional interior designer and an architectural designer in Buckhead, Atlanta.
By caroline kostuch
After graduating with a degree in Product Design
from the Georgia Institute of Technology
and a certificate in Classical Architecture
from the Institute of Classical Architecture
& Art, Emmie Ruth worked for a high-end
architecture firm in New York for a short
time. She is currently a freelance artist as she
lets her paint brush determine the strokes of
her career and future.
Emmie Ruth spoke to SVM about who inspired her to become an artist, how
the South influenced her painting style, and what art means to her.
What made you decide to pursue the field of Art and Design? I have
always been creating, drawing, and dreaming since I was a little girl. I come
from a family of Georgia Tech grads, so naturally I wanted to be a Yellow
Jacket myself. As a very hands-on learner, I chose the field of Industrial Design
and learned a formulaic approach to finding needs, developing solutions,
and bringing them to life. Outside of class, I was selling my artwork; little
did I know I would be pursuing that passion full-time today.
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Do you have anyone in your
life who has especially
inspired you in your art?
I gather inspiration from so
many things, it’s hard to pinpoint
one artist or designer that
has inspired me the most.
My childhood home was filled with antiques curated
by my parents and passed down through the family.
I developed an appreciation for tradition and craft
at a young age, especially since our family travels
were centered around history and art. Seeing the
neoclassical form of Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello
or walking the intricately planned streets of Paris I
believe helped broaden my imagination and gave
birth to big dreams for my future.
I will say the person who has encouraged me the
most in my artwork has been my mother. She decorated
the hallways with artwork complete with track
lighting, put my art on Christmas cards, birthday
invitations, thank you notes, and had it embroidered
onto t-shirts for one of my birthday parties.
We always had craft days when we wanted to give
gifts to our friends, teachers, and especially around
Christmas time for our family. I am so thankful my
mother carefully nurtured my creativity and the
importance of sharing it with others. I believe that is
why I enjoyed painting a mural in Elizabeth Cook’s
nursery for her daughter so much; my favorite moments
were watching Louisa run in the room and
high-five the hippo on the wall, or grab one of my
paint brushes and act like she was painting with me.
Hopefully my work will inspire her to be another
Emmie Ruth pictured with a
watercolor she painted live
at a golf tournament held
at the Golf Club of Georgia.
After the painting went
for auction, she captured
and included the lucky
winner in the painting as he
completed his final put on
the 18th hole.
How has being born and raised in Columbus
and other parts of the South influenced your
artistic style? Living in the South I think has
naturally grown my affinity for traditional style,
especially in architecture. Attending college in
Atlanta gave me exposure to talented architects
and interior designers within the traditional
field, and surrounded me with architectural
gems such as those designed by Tech grads Neil
Reed and Philip Trammel Shutze, the latter a
Columbus native himself. I quite honestly didn’t
realize the incredible opportunity it was until I
became involved with the Institute of Classical
Architecture & Art (ICAA), an organization that
promotes and preserves the practice and appreciation
of classical design.
What different types of art do you specialize
in? My favorite medium to work in is watercolor.
I have the most experience in architectural
rendering, but I particularly love bringing
interiors to life. Right now, I am in the midst
of working on an interior rendering for a new
collection unveiling between furniture designer
Mainly Baskets Home and designer Sarah
Bartholomew in Nashville. I always enjoy live
painting at events, from weddings and private
parties to golf tournaments. Most recently, I
have been exploring the world of decorative arts
and hope to continue expanding that. Using my
appreciation for antiques and objects, I curate
traditional elements in order to create something
new that consequently completes the space in a
one-of-a-kind work of art.
talented creative from Columbus!I
nspiration always comes first. I spend a lot of time
either curating images myself or discussing the client’s
inspiration. For a decorative arts commission, I spend
time with the client in their homes learning about the
objects they have curated throughout the years and how
they are important to them.
The dining room of
James Farmer at his
home, Farmdale, in
Perry, Ga as seen
during his fall home
tour and pop-up event.
This piece now resides
in the home of the
founder of Hazen &
Co., a Dallas-based
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by 18th century
Asian panels as
seen in the home
of the late art
ith a certificate in Classical
the Institute of Classical
Architecture and Art,
how has this education
guided you in your artistic
career? The ICAA has quite
honestly been the catalyst
of my career! Learning the
fundamentals of classical
design has broadened my perspective and inspired my art. Because of my
involvement, not only have I gained experience working for designers
and architects, but most importantly have met incredibly talented people
who are also passionate about story-telling through design and passing
that skill along to others. To name a few would be Mallory Mathison,
Brandon Ingram, Kahlil Hamady, Leslie-jon Vickory, and the wonderful
people at both The Berndsen Company and Ferguson and Shamamian
Architects. I also cannot leave off Suzanne Kasler, who sponsored my trip
to Paris to study under world-renowned watercolorists Andrew Zega and
Do you have a specific process you follow when creating your art, if
so, what is it? Inspiration always comes first. I spend a lot of time either
curating images myself or discussing the client’s inspiration. For a decorative
arts commission, I spend time with the client in their homes learning
about the objects they have curated throughout the years and how
they are important to them. Our lives revolve around stories — I hope my
artwork can beautifully display a story of its own and perhaps provide the
missing element of a home that ties all of the loose ends together.
he work I produce I of course hope will not only beautifully complete my
client’s space, but also be something that is cherished and passed down for
years to come. For me personally, creating art is a method of exploring
the world around me and adding soul and character to a space.
What does your art mean to you personally, and how do you wish for
it to impact others? The work I produce I of course hope will not only
beautifully complete my client’s space, but also be something that is cherished
and passed down for years to come. For me personally, creating art is
a method of exploring the world around me and adding soul and character
to a space. Giving a fresh touch to something from the past, testing my
skillset, and learning something new is always what motivates me.
I am very thankful for my upbringing in Columbus and to the many in town
who have inspired and encouraged my craft along the way. I look forward
to what the future holds and to spending another summer in New York City
working and learning from some of the country’s top designers. SVM
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Wade Cleaners on Linwood Boulevard in Columbus before the building was renovated to accommodate a drive-thru.
GEORGE E. WADE, SR.
Four generations of George Wades have called Columbus home, with each carrying the
title of the local “laundry man.” The first of these laundry men was George E. Wade, Sr.
He was born in Pine Level, Alabama, north of Montgomery in 1908.
By JACK SCHLEY
When a business is embraced by a
community, the business can be
found in the family homes of its
supporters. For a local business,
more than a simple product or
service is associated with the enterprise.
The business is comprised
of faces that exist beyond the
business, and people that we call
neighbors, friends, and even family.
A local business with a long history might exist in the homes of multiple
generations of a family. Such an embrace by a community was not remarkable
a century ago when nearly every business in a community was locally
owned; however, in twenty-first century America, many essential services
that every community relies on have been consolidated into national corporations
in which a local face is replaced with a national or global brand.
For a business to retain a face has become remarkable, and for generations
of a community to continuously call on one name for a service must be
astounding. Such a remarkable accomplishment can be found in Columbus,
Georgia, where for over eighty years, the community has called on a Mr.
George Wade to provide laundry services to the community.
The Wade family moved to Columbus in 1916 where George, Sr. attended
Jordan Vocational High School. As a young man, he worked for the Model
Cleaners company, a local laundry service operated by the Pitts family of
Columbus. After the Great Depression ravaged the United States, George,
Sr. decided he wanted to own his own business and be his own boss. He
considered going into the funeral business, but laundry was what he knew,
so on July 5, 1939, he opened for business as Wade Laundry & Dry Cleaning
on Linwood Boulevard near downtown Columbus.
In the beginning, George, Sr. would drive the family car around Columbus
and Fort Benning to pick-up bags of laundry from the homes of his customers.
The clothes would be washed by hand, dried, and folded at the business
on Linwood Blvd and George, Sr. would return the finished clothes later
that same day.
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The fleet of six Wade delivery trucks and drivers
servicing Columbus in the 1970s.
George E. Wade, Sr., the founder of Wade Cleaners with his son,
George E. Wade, Jr., and grandson, George E. Wade, III.
The Wade Companies Wash Room on Linwood Boulevard in the 1950s.
Thomas Wade joined
the business two years
later and managed
the bookkeeping of
the business. As time
passed, the business’s
location on Linwood
Blvd became an important
place in town.
Eventually, the five-point intersection
at Linwood Blvd, 17th Street, and 13th Ave.
developed into the neighborhood’s center;
hosting a bank, a barbershop, a grocery store,
a church, a restaurant, and the Wade’s laundry
As the Wade laundry business grew at the
Linwood Blvd location, mechanization changed
the operation of the business. The first clothes
washers were made of wood and, for many
years, the washers could not extract the water,
so the interior bin of the washer holding the wet
laundry would be removed and placed in extractors
to spin the water out of the clothes. The
work of moving the laundry from the washer, to
the extractor, and then to the dryer remained the
work of many sets of hands. In fact, the Wade
team included forty people in the 1950s.
As a home washer was a luxury, a backyard
clothes line acted as the home dryer, and hours
of hand work was required to wash a family’s
dirty laundry, Wade’s laundry business was
an essential service for many families living
in Columbus. As home laundry appliances
became more commonplace, the demand for
laundry services expanded into the commercial
sector; local businesses like the Columbus
Waterworks, Royal Crown, and Kinnett Dairies
issued uniforms to their workers, employees
of larger corporations needed dry cleaning
services, and local restaurants needed linens for
GEORGE, JR. RAISED HIS SON,
GEORGE E. WADE, III, KNOWN
TO HIS FAMILY AS “TRIPP,”
in the laundry business. As a young
man, Tripp worked in all areas of the
family business and learned customer
service skills at a young age by managing
the dry-cleaning counter.
Wade Laundry expanded its offerings and a
fleet of six trucks moved laundry around town
from the main Linwood Boulevard headquarters.
Some of these commercial clients required
specialized laundry services: the coveralls of
a slaughter house in south Columbus were
serviced daily by Wade, with the coveralls being
boiled for a thorough cleaning after a day’s
George, Sr.’s son George E. Wade, Jr. grew up
with his father’s business, having been born
in Columbus in 1936. He attended Columbus
High, then the University of Georgia, and
served in the U.S. Airforce in the 1950s. He
began his career in Columbus as a banker,
eventually becoming a Vice President of First
National Bank. At age forty-two, George, Jr.
retired from the bank and joined his father as
a laundry man. Under George, Jr.’s leadership,
the Wade family’s laundry business was
industrialized. Large capacity washers were
purchased, increasing washer capacity to 100,
then 400, 600, and eventually 900 pounds of
laundry per load. Extractors continued to be
necessary until 1980 when washers began to
drain the water from the washed laundry. The
folding of laundry also became mechanized.
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The Wade family
moved to Columbus in
1916 where George, Sr.
attended Jordan Vocational High
School. As a young man, he
worked for the Model Cleaners
company, a local laundry
by the Pitts family
George E. Wade, Jr. expanded the family business in 1981 by founding Wade
Linen Services, which focuses on the commercial clients of the laundry business.
George "Tripp" Wade, III and his son George Wade, IV, who began his career with The
Wade Companies in 2020 as the fourth generation to work of the family business.
WADE CLEANERS HAS BEEN A LOCAL COMPANY
THROUGH THE MAJOR TRANSFORMATIONS OF COLUMBUS
over the last century with the increased presence of Fort Benning, the
closing of the mills, and the growth of corporate entities in town.
change in corporate structure also occurred with the formation
of Wade Linen Services in 1981, which was intended to handle
the commercial laundry services of the business under George,
Jr.’s supervision. The wash rooms on Linwood Blvd underwent
further industrialization with the installation of a rail sling system.
Bags of clothes could be hoisted from the truck to a rail line attached to
the ceiling. Large laundry hampers on wheels also decreased the heavy lifting
required by the employees.
Away from work, the local faces of Wade Cleaners could be found involved
in the community. George Sr. and his wife Rosa Smith Wade attended
Rosehill Methodist Church. George Sr. was a Freemason and a Shriner in
the Columbus chapters of these organizations; as well as, a member of other
community organizations like Historic Columbus Foundation. Three generations
of George Wades have also been active in Rotary of Columbus and as
enthusiastic members of the Muscogee Fishing Club.
George, Jr. raised his son, George E. Wade, III, known to his family as
“Tripp,” in the laundry business. As a young man, Tripp worked in all areas
of the family business and learned customer service skills at a young age by
managing the dry-cleaning counter. Once he finished school at the University
of Georgia, Tripp became a manager and customer service representative of
the business. Today, Tripp Wade is the third generation of the Wade family
to run the business. Under his management, computers were incorporated into
the laundry and dry-cleaning service to improve the logistics of the company.
Now, the delivery fleet is up to twenty-six trucks and the family enterprise
of The Wade Companies includes: Wade Cleaners, Wade Linen Services,
and Colormac2, which offer a wide variety of laundry, dry cleaning, linen,
tailoring, t-shirt and promotional products, and uniform services at multiple
branches around Columbus located on Victory Drive, Bradley Park Drive, in
Midland, as well as, the original location on Linwood Blvd. Most recently,
seamstresses at The Wade Companies stitched face masks and hospital gowns
for medical personnel working in Columbus. This was one of the methods
used to adapt to the changes that occurred under Pandemic policies that saw
mass closures of restaurants and corporate offices.
One exciting event to occur in 2020 for the Wade family companies was the
start of the career of George E. Wade, IV, the son of Tripp Wade and greatgrandson
of George Wade, Sr. Following his graduation from Georgia Southern
in May of 2020, George, IV began his career with Wade Linen Services
where he is currently assisting with transforming the computer network of the
laundry business to be more interactive for customers, along with everything
else the business demands.
For over eighty years, the citizens of Columbus have called on one of the four
generations of George Wades for laundry services, and have been met with
respect and dedicated customer service. Wade Cleaners has been a local company
through the major transformations of Columbus over the last century
with the increased presence of Fort Benning, the closing of the mills, and the
growth of corporate entities in town. Through this transformation, at least one
consistency remained: Columbus residents could rely on the Wade family
companies to deliver reliable laundry services. Wade Companies is a household
name in Columbus, known for its friendly penguin logo. Its dry-cleaning
wrappings hang in our closets, we walk over their welcome mats when
we enter a place of business in town, we dine on their table cloths in local
restaurants, and our local hospitals use personal protection equipment made
by The Wade Companies to keep us safe during a pandemic. With a fourth
generation at the start of his career in the business, Wade Cleaners will meet
its centennial anniversary soon. At that time, if all goes to plan, Columbus
will celebrate with the Wade family one hundred years of dedicated service
and four generations of “laundry men.” SVM
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Owner Sheri King adds vintage style, modern
comfort and Southern flair to a midtown home.
By ABBY BROWN
Photos By S. SAXON
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This beautiful French Vernacular Revival-style
house is located on Forest Avenue, in the heart
of Midtown. Constructed in 1937, by William
E. Joy, the house is a one-and-a-half-story, brick
Georgian-type house with decorative brickwork,
a steeply pitched side-gable roof, two dormers,
and one projecting wing. The asymmetrical facade
features a projecting square tower with conical
roof and a triple-hung roundarched window
e love this home for
life and all the good
things that come with
OPPOSITE PAGE: The amazing entry to the home sets the tone as soon
as you enter it. You are welcomed with an open, light-filled foyer. All the
hardwoods were redone by Precision Hardwood flooring. The wallpaper
is quadrille climbing Hydrangea and it lights up the room. The floral patterns
and shades of blue leave a comfortable feeling and gives character to
the home. The elegant chandelier came from Aerin for Visual Comfort.
The four antique French prints you’ll find on the left came from Buford’s
grandmother. The stacked original florals in the right are made by artist
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LIVING ROOM: The King’s living room
expresses beauty and personality in its design
style. The sofa gives a satisfying alignment to
the living room by having it face the center of
all the furniture. This sofa is made with both
fine and funky fabric and valley fabric. The
Erin Gregory painting, placed above the sofa,
ties in all the colors and brightness of the room
eloquently. The nude paintings placed on both
sides of the center are from local artist Gloria
Mani. The Christopher Spitzmiller for Visual
Comfort lamps add a modern touch with their
stripes and placement. The lamp on the right
is placed on French commode found at Crown
and Colony Antiques in Fairhope, Ala. The
French Bergères also were purchased from
the same Alabama antique store. The pillows,
made from Quadrille Fabrics, give a soft touch
to the room while adding more pops of color.
The left side table came from That Added
Touch and does just exactly that to the room.
DEN: The den is the most fun and colorful
room. The beautifully designed chair on the
left is upholstered in Quadrill Henriot Fabric.
The centerpiece sofa is made by One Kings
Lane. The pillows placed on it are made with
Quadrille Veneto Fabric. The bookcase on the
wall holds original nudes made by local artist-
Teil Henley. The chandelier, from arteriors
home, tops off the room with its light perfectly.
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dding vintage elements to
your house is easy when
you follow your love of
old things and have fun
your personal style
- Sheri King
DINING ROOM: The dining room has a perfect
visual combination of traditional and modern
style. The chandelier hanging is made from both
Chapman and Myers and Visual Comfort.
It gives the perfect amount of light to shine on
the table placed beneath it. The E.F Chapman
lamps also provide brightness to the room.
The shades on the lamps are designed by
Bunny Williams home. The painting in the
background of Sheri and Buford’s daughter
was made by local artist Gloria Mani.
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Exotic, colorful, and magnetic, the “Magic City”, Miami, Florida
is an ever-evolving city full of multi-cultural influence. Whether
you want to experience the culture, roam around the city, or
take a day to relax at the beach, Miami has it all.
By CAROLINE KOSTUCH
The best thing about
beaches in Miami is that
all of them are open to
the public. Whether you
are searching for an
isolated destination or
want to spend a day at
a busy tourist beach,
Miami caters to all tastes
and offers a variety of
beaches to choose from.
Before anyone else touched the ground of Miami, the land
was inhabited by early Native American settlers known
as the “Tequestas.” In 1513, Juan Ponce de Leon visited
the future city and claimed the land under Spanish rule in
1566. In the late 1700s, the United States' displacement
of Native Americans forced many to move to this South
Florida location, the majority being part of the fierce
Seminole tribe. In 1819, Florida was ceded to the United
States and purchased from Spain, causing three major
wars between the Seminoles and the U.S. government.
These wars lasted decades and the Miami land was devastated, causing settlement
of the land to be slow until 1842.
Turning things around for the soon-to-be city, William English charted the
“Villiage of Miami” and the village was officially established on the south
bank of the Miami River. On the opposite bank of the river, a wealthy widow,
Julia Tuttle, envisioned a bright future for the growing city as an international
gateway for trade, so she purchased a plot of land and began working her
magic. Persuading millionaires to purchase and develop land in the village
and drawing in railroads, power, and water systems, the small “Village of
Miami” quickly began to expand.
When World War II came around, a stable economy was established as
servicemen were consistently training in South Florida. When the war ended,
many of these men decided to stay in the area and moved permanently to Miami,
causing another development boom. In 1959, another boom occurred as
Fidel Castra came to power in Cuba, causing hundreds of thousands of Cuban
citizens to move to Miami. Throughout all of the 60s, 70s, and even into the
80s, Miami became the popular place for immigrants to relocate. Fast-forward
to today and Miami is a cultural, international, and travel hot-spot, vibrantly
welcoming all to come experience the “Magic City.”
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THINGS TO DO
Little Havana is the Cuban District of Miami.
Away from all of the tourist attractions,
Little Havana is known for its distinct cultural
scene. With streets lined with specialty Cuban
restaurants and food, a tasteful scent blows in
the breeze as Latin music drifts through the air.
As locals socialize in the streets, you can join by
admiring the many murals that decorate the walls
of the buildings. Highlighting important Cuban
figures and scenes of daily life, these murals immerse
you into the strong culture that surrounds
1- The Marlin Hotel, an art deco and boutique
hotel on Collins Avenue, located just steps away
from South Beach. 2- The Villa Casa Casuarina
was purchased by the famous Italian fashion
designer, Gianni Versace in 1992. The Villa was
originally built in 1930 by the architect, author,
and philanthropist, Alden Freeman. Mr. Freeman
was the heir to the Standard Oil fortune.
Today the Villa operates as a luxury boutique
hotel, restaurant and event venue. 3- Little Havana
is Miami’s vibrant Cuban heart, with Latin
American art galleries and busy restaurants.
4- The Vizcaya Museum is the former villa and
estate of businessman James Deering, of the
Deering McCormick-International Harvester fortune.
The museum is located in Coconut Grove.
The most popular beach in Miami and one of the
top-rated beaches in all of Florida, South Beach
is located at the Southern end of Miami Beach.
With a wide section of beachfront and a long
stretch of sand, South Beach has paved walkways
that line the beach just along Ocean Drive.
Walkers, motorists, and tourists all drive by
slowly to take in the beautiful sights and social
activity of South Beach. Although it is a place to
see and be seen, South Beach can also be a great
place to relax and soak up the sun or even enjoy
the shallow waters and take a swim to cool off.
ART DECO HISTORIC DISTRICT
Dominating the South Beach neighborhood is the
art deco style of the 30s and 40s. This trendy architectural
style encompasses uniquely designed
buildings, a wide range of colors, and large neon
signs. Look for The Celino South Beach hotel,
between 6th and 7th Street: an Art Deco gem that
was once a popular hangout for Hollywood glitterati
like Clark Gable, Carole Lombard and
Rita Hayworth. Widely admired for their vibrant
hotels and restaurants, Ocean Drive and Collins
Avenue are the two main streets through the area
that really show off these historic gems.
Built in 1916, this National Historic Landmark
home is set on 28 acres and features 34 rooms
centered around a courtyard. Originally the
luxurious winter home to James Deering, a 20thcentury
industrialist, the Vizcaya project took
over 1,000 craftsman and workers, many brought
from Europe to ensure authentic designs.
This large outdoor-style mall has over 100
specialty shops, cafes, restaurants, and live
entertainment. Located on Miami’s waterfront,
not only do you have access to all of these
storefronts, but you also can enjoy a great view
of the water and docks as you stroke along the
boardwalk soaking up the atmosphere.
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WHERE TO STAY
Located in the attractive upscale area of Coconut
Grove, this Ritz-Carlton in Miami revives the
classic city luxury experience. With a golden
age of glamour and modern elegance combined,
this hotel is promised to enchant each guest with
a unique hospitality experience. Surrounded by
cultural soul, just a step outside the hotel is an
abundance of art galleries, museums, boutiques
and restaurants. Blending in to the lush surroundings
of the Biscayne Bay, the hotel is a work
of art on its own, effortlessly highlighting the
vibrant city and working to make your stay the
best it could possibly be.
LOEWS MIAMI BEACH HOTEL
Located in the heart of South Beach’s vibrant
Art Deco District, the renowned Loews Miami
Beach Hotel recently completed a spectacular
$50 million renovation, resulting in a vibrant
new lobby experience; 790 transformed luxury
guest rooms; an enhanced, oceanfront pool deck
with direct beach access.Whether in-room, poolside
or dining al fresco, guests can sip and bite
their way through the city’s unique neighborhoods
HOTEL BEAUX ARTS
Ascending 39 stories above Miami's majestic
skyline, Hotel Beaux Arts Miami is a modern
private hotel located in the same modern allglass
skyscraper as the JW Marriott Marquis Miami.
Offering exclusivity and first class services,
the boutique hotel boasts innovative technology,
contemporary design, and an intimate setting.
Touched with the finest features such as Daniel
Boulud's new Mediterranean-style restaurant
Boulud Sud, Mariano Bartolome Indoor Golf
School, Enliven Salon and Spa, virtual bowling,
and more, the Hotel Beaux Arts of Miami has
everything you could wish for and more for your
stay in Miami.
Loews Miami Beach Hotel
WHERE TO EAT
THE BAZAAR BY JOSÉ ANDRÉS
Dinner at the Bazaar is a trip down a culinary
rabbit hole, led by chef de cuisine Karla Hoyos.
The restaurant offers a bevy of fusion tapas that
pay homage to the Caribbean, Asia, and the
Americas while keeping a Miami taste and feel.
The food is playful yet sophisticated, with interesting
takes on classics like a caprese salad —
here made with spheres of liquid mozzarella —
and "Caviar Cones" filled with Ossetra caviar,
capers, eggs, onion, and crème fraîche.
This French-owned counter restaurant, located in
an alley off 14th Street, may not look like much,
but it offers some of the best sandwiches in
South Florida. Crispy, flaky French bread is the
basis for the sandwich. From there, the sandwich
makers add your choice of meat, cheese, or a
combination thereof, such as ham, turkey, roast
beef, salami, and Swiss cheese, as well as more
distinctive, Euro-friendly choices such as Camembert,
fresh mozzarella, prosciutto, saucisson
sec, and pork/duck liver pâté.
Hotel Beaux Arts
PLANTA SOUTH BEACH
This plant-based paradise for celebrities, influencers,
and Miami's sexiest so-and-so's is an
alluring, tropical-inspired restaurant that serves
vegan food that even carnivores will scarf down
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Pack up your chunky
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sweatpants — summer
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season brings so much
ease and color — you just
can’t help but feel happy
in summer fashion!
So, pop on a pair of
neon-tinted shades and
bring some joy back
into your wardrobe.
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THE HEAT IS ON
Introducing the Para Top by
Misa, cut from the prettiest
trans-seasonal floral print
chiffon. Featuring elbow length
open sleeves gathered at the
shoulders, a deep v-neckline
with a covered button hook
closure. Pair with your favorite
Audrey Patch Pocket Flare -
Happy Hour by Black Orchid
denim to elevate your every-day
look. All items are available at
The Council Wardrobe Studio.
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RAY OF LIGHT
Tie dye pleated
romper by The
is easy to wear and so
flattering! The best
outfit for all the
moments that will
pop up in your life.
Available at the
Blue Door Boutique.
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SITTING IN STYLE
Cami NYC's Samantha Steen
was inspired to create her
label after failing to find a
classic camisole that met her
standards. Cut from languid
silk-charmeuse, this racer silk
camisole is trimmed with
scalloped lace and has thin
straps that lead to a high
racer-back. You can never go
wrong if you pair it with the
Chrissy Kick Flare - Snow
White by Black Orchid for
a fresh and sexy look. Snow
White is a crisp white denim,
made from Liquify fabric for
enhancing your figure. Both
items are available at The
Council Wardrobe Studio.
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The Sweet Slip Dress by
Endless Blu is sure to give
you an instant confidence
boost! Slinky stretch-woven
satin shapes this dress that has
adjustable spaghetti straps and
a sultry cowl neckline.The
sleeveless bodice flows into
a slip silhouette that ends at a
midi hem with twin side slits.
Available at Posh Peach.
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Stretchy, ribbed knit shapes this
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with Ellis white paper bag shorts
and that's all you’ll need to keep
a cute and casual look!
Sturdy light wash denim
shapes these cool shorts with
a paper bag-inspired high waist
and belt loops. Both items are
available at Posh Peach.
Rivers Bryan for
Ursula Wiedmann Models.
HAIR AND MAKEUP
Kelley Becker and Natalie Knight
for Euphoria Salon.
CLOTHING AND ACCESSORIES
Council Wardrobe Studio
Blue Door Boutique,
The Posh Peach
Juliana Caligaris and Zoe Bell
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How To Style Three Areas Of Your Home
With Libba Dillon Of Park Place Interiors
Whether it’s your grandmother’s hand-me-down or a brand new built-in with a fresh
coat of crisp, white paint, the struggle remains the same: “How do I make my space look
picture perfect?” At Park Place Interiors, they combine our knowledge of interior design and
current trends with their client’s vision to help perfect their home and personal space.
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t is important to understand that each home has its own style depending on the age, floorplan, and
architectural details. While adding touches of your personal flair, you can design your home in a way
that complements its features. The good news is, there are no “rules.” However, there are several tips
and tricks to decorating that speak to almost all spaces.
With a few quick tips you can turn your space from drab to fab and feel confident while entertaining.
We have decided to share some of our favorite trends, products, and tips to freshen up these three
in your home: the tablescape, the bookcase, and the table vignette.
HOW TO STYLE A TABLESCAPE
LAYERS, LAYERS, AND MORE LAYERS: It’s the
key to creating a beautiful tablescape. For an elegant
dinner party, we suggest the first layer be a tablecloth
with an interesting print. For the outdoor porch picnics,
we love our Hester & Cook paper runners for a pop of
USE GREENERY IN THE CENTER: Cut stems are
gorgeous, but picking greenery from your neighbor’s yard
is free. You can throw your greenery in a tall vase or use it as a long running
piece along the length of the table. Add some pops of color using flowers found
in the yard or from the local grocery store.
ADD HEIGHT WITH TAPER CANDLES: Taper candles add an elegant
and inviting touch to your table. It gets even more interesting with a fun colored
taper that complements the table cloth and the dining area.
RAISE A COLORED GLASS!: Colored glassware is flying off of our shelves
and for good reason. Not only does it elevate your tablescape and create another
fun way to add color, but also it is a beautiful marriage of current trend with
vintage style. Colored glassware has been around for decades and we think it is
here to stay. Some of our favorite colored glassware include our Estelle Colored
Glass wine, martini, and rock glasses, as well as, our Zafferano Pearl glassware
MORE THAN JUST A PLACE SETTING: Sitting down to a formal place
setting is a must, but that added element of a place card or conversation card is
what truly sets your tablescape apart. Entertaining at home is more popular than
ever these days, so why not make it a little more special by sitting someone next
to an acquaintance over the comfort of their best friend. Conversation cards are
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HOW TO STYLE A BOOKCASE
ACTUALLY USE BOOKS AND BOOKENDS: Start with your
heaviest object, which is likely going to be books. Stack horizontally,
vertically and use bookends like these pictured as an added touch.
PLAY WITH TEXTURE AND DIFFERENT HEIGHTS: Using
different textures throughout the bookshelves will add dimension and interest to
your shelves. After placing the heaviest objects, add a rattan basket or clay sculpture
(or both!). Pictured above is our lovely lady sculpture by a local favorite artist,
PROVIDE BOTH TRADITIONAL AND MODERN ELEMENTS: If you have
a love for classic style, but want to throw in some metallic balls or acrylic frames,
don’t be afraid. Just make sure that one style dominates, with only one or two
accents of the other.
GO WITH GREENERY: Whether it’s real or fake, we support it all! Some of our
best selling items are the real touch flowers that in fact, are not real.
REPURPOSE PLATES, SILVER, AND OTHER VINTAGE PIECES: This is
a great opportunity to use those gorgeous plates you registered for at your wedding
but still haven’t used. Adding heirloom pieces and even photographs adds the
personal touch that makes your home you!
FINISH WITH FRAMED ART: Invest in some art pieces to add color and
height. Art can be leaned up against the back of the shelves as pictured with our
Gloria Mani original, "Sassy Lady" to add a separate layer or even hung on the
partition of the shelf itself.
HOW TO STYLE A TABLE VIGNETTE
FILL UP THE SPACE: Trays are great way to fill up a large coffee table, console, or
chest without adding too many small objects, which tend to look sloppy and overcrowded.
INVEST IN GOOD COFFEE TABLE BOOKS: Coffee table books are a great gift
because one can never have too many, and they likely won’t buy them for themselves.
Depending on the size of the table, you can have multiple stacks of books. At Park Place,
we have an array of coffee table books for the lover of interior design, gardening, cooking,
and even travel.
ADD A HEAVY OBJECT ON TOP: After stacking your coffee table books, add a
heavy object on top to keep the books in place and add height! A go-to heavy object of
ours as seen in both photos above is a Libbie Rothschild sculpture. Her handmade, free
form pieces are a visual delight.
STORE STYLISH, BUT NECESSARY TOOLS: If you have a fireplace, add a match
cloche to the coffee table for accessibility. Not to mention, they are super stylish! A candle
and snuffer are also great props that get used daily in the home. SVM
To shop these photos and decoration tips, please visit Park Place Interiors at
1817 Garrard Street, Columbus GA and follow them on Instagram @parkplacemidtown.
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Rich architecture, charming furniture, and everyday Southern comfort share the
spotlight in a Green Island house designed with family and entertaining in mind.
By ABBY BROWN Photography by S.SAXON
Five years ago, after living in New York,
Atlanta, and Chicago, Columbus natives Beth
and Lenny Beaudoin found their way back
home. The Beaudoin’s weren’t even actively
looking for a new home to live in when they
saw this one listed, but the u shaped layout
immediately drew them into making this
their new home. Beth and Lenny have two
sons, Leo and Charlie, who both attend the
University of Georgia and two dogs, George
and golden doodle Reggie.
Wanting to make the home their own and
fit their needs, the Beaudoin’s did a complete renovation on the original
home with Lenny serving as their architect and Beth the interior designer.
The original home was built back in 1980 and the home needed a total gut
renovation so they enlisted the help of contractor Jamie Herndon. They
started by enclosing the garage making it the perfect space to add Lenny’s
office, a guest suite and a sitting room. Then, they built a new garage, moved
interior walls around, and re-configured the interior space to better suit
the family’s needs. Beth set the interior design direction. With both spouses
having a shared vision for the house, it was a ton of fun and hard work
together. An extensive amount of landscape work was needed, and Chris
Harman with Wildwood Gardens successfully fulfilled the Beaudoin’s
needs. The challenges they faced included filling in a pool that had been in
the front yard, reshaping the driveway, and adding a serious retaining wall.
The finished product of the spacious home leaves a west coast feeling, with
4500 square feet, four bedrooms and four and a half bathrooms.
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the cabinets and
storage as well as a
great display space
for some of the
objects. The fireplace features modern
fireballs from the Grill Outlet
and really warms up the room in the
winter. The lounge area behind the
sectional serves double duty as both
a sitting room and a casual dining
space, as it is directly off the kitchen.
The owner's favorite piece is the nautical
chain link table she had custom
made by Olde Good Things in NYC.
The sunken living room feels like
you have stepped back in time
to California circa 1970. One of
Lenny's top priorities for the house
was to have a big, cozy sectional in
the living room, so the space was
designed around that piece. The
modern fabrics on the pillows are
from Jiun Ho and Highland Court,
while the marble from Elegante
Surfaces was made into a coffee
table made by Brent Miller. He also
made the elmwood and steel console
table behind the sofa.
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Previous Page: The moody dining room is a
study in contrasts. From the white pottery on
the mantel and white dining room chairs to the
dark Thibaut grasscloth on the walls with trim
and cabinets in grizzle gray. TNT Cabinets
custom made these cabinets, which offer great
storage for Beth’s china collection and linens.
Above the console hangs a Bo Bartlett
numbered print, which adds some visual interest to the dining
TOP: The eight by nine foot island is the centerpiece of this
fabulous kitchen. Everything is paneled to give the kitchen a
homey feel by not showing so much metal. The window over the
sink was made as large as possible to allow as much light in and
to really see the view outside. TNT Cabinets made the cabinets,
which are white oak with a pickled finish. All the appliances are
from Daniel Appliance Company, except the sink, faucet and
refrigerator which are from Ferguson. The picket shaped marble
tile backsplash is from Floor & Decor. The countertops are MSI
quartz from Elegante Surfaces in Newnan. Grounding the space
are seven inch white oak floors from Foster Wood Products in
RIGHT: The powder room continues the home’s blend of
organic and modern elements with the live edge cypress vanity
from Valley Fir fabricated by Herndon Construction LLC.
The faucet is by Newport Brass and is from Ferguson. The
woven wall covering from Thibaut softens the effect of the
metal framed mirror and glass pendant lights
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TOP: The soothing master
decorated in shades
of gray and white with
accents of lavender and
pink. All fabrics are
from Larsen and Manuel
Canovas and the
Floor Studio installed the gray wool berber
carpet. Curtis Jeré, a 70’s metal artist,
crafted the sculpture over the platform
bed, which is elmwood and metal. The
mounted swing arm lamps are from Circa
Lighting in Atlanta and the plantation
shutters are from The Blind Factory.
RIGHT: The master bathroom has the
feel of a high-end luxury hotel. The vanity
was fabricated by Elegante Surfaces and
TNT Cabinets hand crafted the cabinets.
The Purist Collection from Kohler includes
the shower, tub and sinks shown here,
and were purchased from Ferguson. The
incredible floors are honed carrera marble
from Floor & Decor and LTR Glass
made the frosted water closet and shower
doors. The antique Turkish rug softens
and adds a bit of color to the space.
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The multiple outdoor spaces created by Chris Harman of Wildwood Gardens allow
for a lot of different types of gatherings - from family barbecues to casual events
on the lawn. The outdoor lounge is an intimate escape directly off the master bedroom.
It features a fire pit, a statue from Beth parent’s home and comfortable waterproof seating.
The Beaudoins spotted the concrete breeze block used for the courtyard wall at a hotel
in Brooklyn. They tracked it down from a source in Texas and feel it lends to the home's
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A homegrown Louisiana chef with
more than 20 years of Culinary
Management experience, Chef Troy
Deano comes to Columbus as the
Executive Chef of the new Hotel Indigo
Columbus at Riverfront Place. Deano
will head two venues, Denim and Oak
and the Eighteen85 Rooftop Bar
& Kitchen by Hotel Indigo.
By R. CALIGARIS
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I HAVE ALWAYS USED MY TRAVELS AND INTEREST IN
LEARNING NEW CUISINES AS MY BIGGEST INSPIRATION.
We want to deliver plates that are local in inspiration,
but that tell a story about things that have inspired me.
Chef Troy Deano, the new Executive Chef of
the new Hotel Indigo in Columbus, gives Denim
and Oak and the Eighteen85 Rooftop Bar
& Kitchen diners the quality Southern flavor
and service we all know and love. Troy spoke
to SVM about what inspired him to become
a chef, what he loves most about Columbus,
and what helped him shape the chef he is
What inspired you to become a chef? Growing
up around New Orleans, it can happen so quickly to fall in love with
the grand nature of restaurants and food culture. Some of the best cuisine in
the world has come directly from that city and the southern coast of Louisiana.
Watching the way food brought my family together to the dinner table
and the joy it brought them made me realize how food was comforting.
What was your first culinary job? My Godfather owned a small 8 table
restaurant in Chalmette, Louisiana; where I am originally from. I started
doing the dishes on weekend nights during the summer going into my
junior year of high school. I literally ate so many times a day as a growing
teenager that the cooks taught me how to prepare my own food.
Can you walk us through the inspiration behind the menu at Denim
and Oak at Hotel Indigo? I have always used my travels and interest in
learning new cuisines as my biggest inspiration. We want to deliver plates
that are local in inspiration, but that tell a story about things that have
inspired me. The Stuffed Quail is the personification of this technique. We
use ingredients that are very entrenched in the local cuisine, as in okra or
quail; we give the dish a bold Latin flavor with chorizo and tomatillo.
Do you have a favorite cookbook or culinary hero? I am a huge cookbook
collector. My favorites tend to swap up pretty often. The latest that I
have been reading is a baking book by a great chef, Kelly Fields.
What do you love most about Columbus so far? We really love all the
nature and family oriented things to do here. My kids are very much into
“nature walks,” even if they are just around the neighborhood.
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Hotel Indigo is
located between 13th
and 14th Streets next
to the Mathews D.
Swift Park and The
MY ONLY REAL GUILTY PLEASURES FOR FOOD IS EATING BAKED MACARONI
FROM A SMALL RESTAURANT WHERE I GREW UP, NAMED ROCKY AND CARLOS.
We also love the surprise of having a Nonna Randazzo King Cake show up on
our door, mailed to us by a family member in Louisiana for the Mardi Gras season.
Of all the food trends out there, what’s your favorite? My
family tends to eat healthy; I wish the true healthy food
movement could grab a bigger hold on the world.
What is your guilty food pleasure? My only real guilty
pleasures for food is eating Baked Macaroni from a small restaurant where
I grew up, named Rocky and Carlos. We also love the surprise of having a
Nonna Randazzo King Cake show up on our door, mailed to us by a family
member in Louisiana for the Mardi Gras season.
Obviously you're a very accomplished chef, New Orleans experience,
etc. But at home, what are you known for? I have always been very
much into gardening and yard work whether it be vegetables or flowers
does not matter. The perfect day for my wife is a brisket on the Oklahoma
Joe and working in the garden. We just try to keep our youngest, Fitz,
from eating all the berries.
Can you tell us about one moment from your career that helped shape
the chef you are today? Ten years ago I decided to go move out of New
Orleans and work with a good friend Chef Steven McHugh. Steve had
just finished chemotherapy for Lymphoma. Steve really took me under his
wing; shopping at the farmer’s market, thinking outside the box, imagination
in cuisine. I really credit Steve for making me a chef and not just a
cook. I always said that Rene Bajeux taught me to love food, but Steve
taught me how to live it. SVM
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Pets play an important role in many people’s lives. In addition to seeing-eye dogs and dogs that
can be trained to detect seizures, animals can also be used in occupational therapy, speech therapy,
or physical rehabilitation to help patients recover. Aside from these designated therapeutic roles,
animals are also valued as companions, and can certainly affect the quality of our lives.
"Winnie & Waylon"
How did you come up with the name? Does it have any
special significance? My husband wanted to have a “girly girl”
dog. So we thought of Winnie Cooper from the Wonder Years
TV show because she was such a pretty girl with black hair.
And we just adopted Waylon, so we named him something that
sounds cute with Winnie!
How old is your pet? Winnie turned 2 on April 14th and Waylon
is about 18 months old, we think.
What is your pet’s favorite food? Pizza is our favorite, or at
least that’s my favorite so we eat it a good bit.
I love the memory of the first time
Winnie jumped off the diving dock
at Champion Crossroads Canine
I am holding out for the memory of the
first time Waylon jumps into my arms.
Who is your veterinarian? Dr. Glass at Macon Road Veterinary
Are you involved with any charities in the community who
support animals? Yes, I am on the Board of Directors of the
Humane Society of Harris County. We adopted both Winnie and
Waylon from there.
How would you describe your pet in three words? Winnie is
loving, friendly, and playful. Waylon is scared of people.
What is a unique memory involving your pet? I love the
memory of the first time Winnie jumped off the diving dock at
Champion Crossroads Canine. I am holding out for the memory
of the first time Waylon jumps into my arms.
What is the best thing about your pet? The best thing about
our pets is they love each other. SVM
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