JUNE JULY 2021 FINAL

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SVM JULY 2021 SUMMER ISSUE

SPECIAL SECTION

RESTAURANT GUIDE

SOUTHERN VIEWS MAGAZINE

CHEF

TROY DEANO

EXECUTIVE CHEF AT HOTEL INDIGO

Plus

2021

HERITAGE

BALL

PRESENTATION OF THE

COTILLION CLUB DEBUTANTES

AT THE WYNN HOUSE

And

EMMIE RUTH

WISE

COLUMBUS ARTIST

PRODUCES ONE-OF-A-KIND

WORK OF ART

Endless

SUMMER

Best trends of the season & how to wear them

JULY 2021

GEORGE E.

WADE SR.

COLUMBUS FAMILY HISTORY

Plus

DESIGN

ACCENTS

WITH LIBBA DILLON OF

PARK PLACE INTERIORS

TRAVEL

MIAMI

BEAUTIFUL BEACHES

AND ART DECO

DELIGHTS

SOUTHERN

COMFORT

THE BEAUDOIN'S HOME

IN GREEN ISLAND IS

A MASTERPIECE


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

CONTENTS

19

11 FEATURE

HC HOTELS

19 EVENT

HERITAGE BALL

25 INTERVIEW

EMMIE RUTH WISE

29 FEATURE

GEORGE E. WADE, SR.

33 HOME

SIMPLY IRRESISTIBLE

37 TRAVEL

MIAMI

47 FEATURE

DESIGN ACCENTS

41

47

51 HOME

SOUTHERN COMFORT

61INTERVIEW

CHEF TROY DEANO

51

65FEATURE

SUMMER DINING GUIDE

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“MAKING THE BEST

OF EVERY MOMENT”

-Chris

RN


EDITOR

Roberto

Caligaris

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

all about.

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

EDITOR’S LETTER

SUMMER VIBES

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

downtown Columbus.

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

special.

Cheers!

EDITOR IN CHIEF

Roberto Caligaris

ASSISTANT EDITOR

Marla Caligaris

LAYOUT DESIGN

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Sammie Saxon

Margie Richardson

Roberto Caligaris

CONTRIBUTING WRITERS

Abby Brown

Jack Schley

Marla Caligaris

ADVERTISING DESIGN

Sammie Saxon

ADVERTISING

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BRYAN

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

character.

What do you consider your most Southern

characteristics? Hospitality, accent, manners, charity, and

southern fashion.

MODEL: Rivers Bryan for Ursula Wiedmann

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HAIR AND MAKEUP: Kelley Becker and Natalie

Knight for Euphoria Salon.

www.euphoriasaloncolumbus.com, 706.596.8000

CLOTHING AND ACCESSORIES: The Posh Peach,

www.theposhpeach.com, 706.221.6402

SPECIAL THANKS: Hotel Indigo, www.ihg.com,

706.780.7800

Juliana Caligaris and Zoe Bell.

PHOTOGRAPHY: S.Saxon

ON THE COVER

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Humane

LOCAL

Society

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

treasurer.

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

care needed.

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

outreach cases.

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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LOCAL BEST

AC HOTEL

BY MARRIOTT

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

hotel stay.

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

specialty espresso.

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!

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LOCAL BEST

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WE ARE CONVENIENT TO

EVERYTHING DOWNTOWN,

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

and specials!

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SVM

LOCAL BEST

COVENANT WOODS

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

can expect.

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

of repairs.

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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WEDDINGS

Parker -Koffman

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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WEDDINGS

Wilson -Pridgen

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

Elizabeth Harris.

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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SCENE

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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

Heritage Ball

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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SOCIAL

SCENE

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

Bickerstaff.

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SCENE

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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



SOCIAL

SCENE

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Gina and Kenley Tew, Sherricka Day.

Sundi Rose, Brantley Pittman,

Joseph Berger, Emilie Elizabeth.

Caleb Jackson, Natalia and Pete Temesgen.

Tony Pettis

HUEMAN

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

alternate conclusions.

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

EXCLUSIVE

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

jewelry company.

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A chinoiserie

triptych inspired

by 18th century

Asian panels as

seen in the home

of the late art

historian John

Richardson.

T

W

ith a certificate in Classical

Architecture from

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

Bernd Dams.

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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COLUMBUS HERITAGE

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.

George’s brother

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

service.

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

dining tables.

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

work.

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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ORIGINS

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.

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.

A

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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SIMPLY

Irresistible

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

W

-

e love this home for

entertaining, family

life and all the good

things that come with

Southern living.

Sheri King

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

EMYO.

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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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with

dding vintage elements to

your house is easy when

you follow your love of

old things and have fun

your personal style

- Sheri King

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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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SUMMER

DESTINATION

MIAMI

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

NATURAL BEAUTY

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

IN MIAMI

LITTLE HAVANA

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

the city.

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.

SOUTH BEACH

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

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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.

VIZCAYA MUSEUM

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.

BAYSIDE MARKETPLACE

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

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THE RITZ-CARLTON

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.

www.ritzcarlton.com/en/hotels/miami

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

and culture.

www.loewshotels.com/miami-beach

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.

https://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/miaaxhotel-beaux-arts-autograph-collection/

La Sandwicherie

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.

www.thebazaar.com/location/south-beach-miami/

LA SANDWICHERIE

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.

lasandwicherie.com

Hotel Beaux Arts

POWDER

ROOM

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

with glee.

plantarestaurants.com SVM

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SVMfashion

Dear

SUMMER

Pack up your chunky

sweaters and cozy

sweatpants — summer

style is in full swing. The

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.

PHOTOGRAHY BY S.SAXON

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

Clothing Company

is easy to wear and so

flattering! The best

outfit for all the

upcoming amazing

moments that will

pop up in your life.

Available at the

Blue Door Boutique.

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SITTING IN STYLE

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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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COLOR THERAPY

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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HERE COMES THE SUN

All you need is the Peach

Love California neon contrast

bodysuit and your fave denim

shorts for a simply perfect fit!

Stretchy, ribbed knit shapes this

versatile bodysuit with spaghetti

straps, and a fitted bodice. Pair it

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.

MODEL

Rivers Bryan for

Ursula Wiedmann Models.

www.ursulawiedmannmodels.com

404.378.1804

HAIR AND MAKEUP

Kelley Becker and Natalie Knight

for Euphoria Salon.

www.euphoriasaloncolumbus.com

706.596.8000

CLOTHING AND ACCESSORIES

Council Wardrobe Studio

councilstudio.com

762.524.7342

Blue Door Boutique,

www.thebluedoorboutique.com

706.596.0139

The Posh Peach

www.theposhpeach.com

706.221.6402

SPECIAL THANKS

Hotel Indigo

www.ihg.com

706.780.7800

Juliana Caligaris and Zoe Bell

PHOTOGRAPHY

S.Saxon

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DESIGN

ACCENTS

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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spaces

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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

color!

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

line.

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,

Julianne David.

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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Southern COMFORT

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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TNT Cabinets

custom built

the cabinets and

shelves providing

storage as well as a

great display space

for some of the

Beaudoin’s favorite

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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L E T U S S H O W Y O U T H E

W A Y H O M E !

Melissa, Amanda, & Gina are here to guide you

through the home buying & selling process.

Call today!

5670 Whitesville Rd. | Columbus, GA 31904

O: 706.256.1000 | C: 706.575.0669

Melissa@melissathomashomes.com


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tried to keep the style simple: fresh, eclectic,

and easy-going, but not loose or casual.

Beaudoin

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Ashley Valentini

NMLS 640457

Kevin LeRoy

NMLS 664137

Brett Worthington

NMLS 895478

Jeffrey Anderson

NMLS 664092

Stacy Bishop

NMLS 506635

Marco Elcock

NMLS 497165

Lisa Joseph

NMLS 202118

Adam Smith

NMLS 506631

Dustin Steele

NMLS 1516101

We’re here for you.

First-time homebuyer? Empty nester? Overcrowded working from home?

If you’re thinking about buying a home, start your mortgage conversation

or application with a Mortgage Loan Originator today. And if you’re ready

to apply, start our easy online application process.

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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

room.

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

Shiloh.

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

bedroom is

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

vintage vibe.

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SVMinterview

chef

TROY

DEANO

EXCLUSIVE

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.

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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

today.

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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LOCATION

Hotel Indigo is

located between 13th

and 14th Streets next

to the Mathews D.

Swift Park and The

Rapids apartment

complex.

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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YOUR PIE

MONDAY - THURSDAY

11:00 AM - 8:00 PM

FRIDAY

11:00 AM - 9:00 PM

BARBERITOS

MONDAY - SUNDAY

11AM – 9PM

* Hours are subject to change

1019 BROADWAY, SUITE 1

COLUMBUS, GA 31901

706.221.6899

EPIC

YOURPIE.COM

SATURDAY

11:00 AM - 9:00 PM

SUNDAY

11:00 AM - 8:00 PM

5592 WHITESVILLE RD

COLUMBUS, GA 31904

706.507.1743

WWW.BARBERITOS.COM

1012 BROADWAY

COLUMBUS, GA 31901

706.940.0322

5592 WHITESVILLE RD

COLUMBUS, GA 31904

706. 507.3709

Hours of Operation

Tuesday – Saturday : 4:30 pm – 9:30 pm

($45 Pre-Fixe Menu : 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm)

For Reservations: Email us at info@epiccuisine.com

1201 FRONT AVENUE

SUITE E

COLUMBUS, GA 31901

706.507.9909

EPICCUISINE.COM

“Every meal becomes an experience that you will

always cherish and a memory you will never forget!”

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LUKE'S PUB

SUNDAY-MONDAY

Closed

TUESDAY- THURSDAY

11AM–2PM, 4–9PM

FRIDAY- SATURDAY

11AM–10PM

6080 GA-85

ELLERSLIE, GA 31807

706.582.2630

THE SIMPLE GREEK

WE CATER!

FROM MIXERS & MEETINGS, TO BANQUETS &

BASHES, LET US DO ALL THE COOKING FOR YOU!

MONDAY- SUNDAY

11AM-8PM

1228 BROADWAY STREET

COLUMBUS, GA 31901

706.568.1149

6516 KITTEN LAKE DRIVE

MIDLAND, GA 31820

706.940.0530

THESIMPLEGREEK.COM

EVERYTHING'S SO RIGHT!

OPEN DAILY

11AM - 10PM

Thank you for 30 great years!

B.MERRELL'S

7600 VETERANS PARKWAY

COLUMBUS, GA 31909

706.653.9464

WWW.BMERRELLS.NET

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NEW VENDOR

OPENING SOON

THE FOOD | THE DRINK | THE PLACE TO BE

YOU’RE CRAVING IT? BANKS HAS IT.

W.C. Bradley Real Estate is proud to offer a fresh, contemporary dining experience to Columbus.

Banks Food Hall is a collective eatery offering visitors numerous food & drink options in more than 12,000 sq. ft.

For hours and information, please visit www.banksfoodhall.com. We look forward to serving you!

Leasing and Management by

706.571.6059 / banksfoodhall.com


J'S CATCH MARKET & GRILL

MONDAY- SATURDAY

11AM–8PM

SUNDAY

Closed

Fresh Seafood Market in Phenix City

502 MARTIN LUTHER KING JR PKWY S.

PHENIX CITY, AL 36869

334.291.7858

JSCATCHMARKET.COM

MORTEN'S AT OLD TOWN

Focusing on fresh, local ingredients, Morten's is a

fusion of European and American flavors, and techniques.

TUESDAY- SATURDAY

5:30PM–10PM

3580 MASSEE LANE SUITE

H COLUMBUS, GA 31909

762.524.7079

WWW.MORTENSOLDTOWN.COM

The finest Italian dining experience

MONDAY -FRIDAY

11:30 AM - 2:00 PM 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM

SATURDAY

5:00 PM - 10:00 PM

CAFFE AMICI

2301 AIRPORT THRUWAY E2

COLUMBUS, GA 31904

706.653.6361

WWW.AMICICOLUMBUS.COM

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11TH AND BAY SOUTHERN TABLE

SUNDAY-MONDAY-TUESDAY

Closed

WEDNESDAY - THURSDAY

5PM–9PM

FRIDAY - SATURDAY

5:00PM–9:30PM

1050 BAY AVENUE

COLUMBUS, GA 31901

706.940.0202

11THANDBAY.COM

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PETS

PETS spotlight

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.

JENNIFER DANIEL

"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.

Winnie

Waylon

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

Clinic.

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

71 / SOVIEWSMAG.COM / JULY 2021



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