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Snapshots from Savannah

A trip down to savannah, georgia and a stay at SCAD's Magnolia Hall.

Looking back on a few days off where I looked forward to what is in store for 2015. We are already planning shoots in Palm Springs, Paris, and Argentina so this year, though just born a week ago, is already full of dreamy promises. Doing what you love most for a living means you’re willing to commit more time to it than a typical job so it’s not often I take a day off or have a moment to reflect on all we’ve done and the amazing people we’ve met.

After spending Christmas in Texas with my family, I found myself in Savannah, a place I call home – my adopted home. Like New York and Paris, I am at my best self here, but unlike the two metropolitan cities, in Savannah I come to relax. To walk her beautiful parks at dusk, to feel the damp southern air kiss my skin under an umbrella of enchanting moss hanging from live oak trees. We eat, we drink, we spend afternoons whittling away the hours on big southern porches while we outline our dreams for another year but always leaving much open to new directions we could never anticipate.

*PS- An update on my Savannah recommendations – I love walking Whitaker street from Gaston to Broughton and popping into little hidden boutiques and amazing home decor shops. One Fish Two Fish led me to score two amazing new bedside lamps.

Of course the food scene in the south is one of the biggest draws. Now added to my “MUST EAT” list is The Florence for dinner and for lunch Green Truck Pub has the best burgers IN THE WORLD. I called it.

The only thing that could make Savannah even more dreamy is having the utmost pleasure of staying at SCAD’s Magnolia Hall. The southern mansion of my dreams that sits atop Forsyth Park (see the view from the front porch on a foggy night above). In 2014 I had the great honor of working with SCAD, covering their Savannah campus that makes the word “impressive” a tremendous understatement. Remember when we went to Lacoste after that?… it only gets better. Thank you SCAD for the southern hospitality and adopting me into your family, it’s an inspiring group of people.

A trip down to savannah, georgia and a stay at SCAD's Magnolia Hall. A trip down to savannah, georgia and a stay at SCAD's Magnolia Hall. A trip down to savannah, georgia and a stay at SCAD's Magnolia Hall.

A trip down to savannah, georgia and a stay at SCAD's Magnolia Hall. A trip down to savannah, georgia and a stay at SCAD's Magnolia Hall. A trip down to savannah, georgia and a stay at SCAD's Magnolia Hall. A trip down to savannah, georgia and a stay at SCAD's Magnolia Hall. A trip down to savannah, georgia and a stay at SCAD's Magnolia Hall. A trip down to savannah, georgia and a stay at SCAD's Magnolia Hall. A trip down to savannah, georgia and a stay at SCAD's Magnolia Hall. A trip down to savannah, georgia and a stay at SCAD's Magnolia Hall. A trip down to savannah, georgia and a stay at SCAD's Magnolia Hall. A trip down to savannah, georgia and a stay at SCAD's Magnolia Hall. A trip down to savannah, georgia and a stay at SCAD's Magnolia Hall. A trip down to savannah, georgia and a stay at SCAD's Magnolia Hall. A trip down to savannah, georgia and a stay at SCAD's Magnolia Hall.    A trip down to savannah, georgia and a stay at SCAD's Magnolia Hall.



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  • I absolutely adore this. I’ve always thought I was southern. The incredible food and that secretive quiet a hot sweaty a summer brings, always seemed to fit well with me. Lovely photos

    xo – ke

  • In the green bedroom with the bed, the three canvases, and the building… is that building 3D? Is it some kind of trompe l’oleil?

  • Ugh I want to go to Savannah so badly, looks so perfectly relaxing xx

  • These photos are completely stunning. You look so comfortable and relaxed in them too! So jealous.

    thelensaffair.com

  • And it looks like the perfect place to unwind!

    Also, that beautiful southern light is killing me! Savannah and New Orleans are top cities on my list of cities in the States that I’m aching to see, these photos only make me more sure that the visits need to happen soon!

    PS – 2015 will be an amazing year for you, can’t wait to see all that is coming your way! <3

  • Looks like a gorgeous way to start the new year! Glad to see you found time to relax before what I assume will be another busy and awesome year!

  • Barbara Burg

    I was wondering the same thing as Leah Lucci. The building. trompe l’oeil?

  • You brought me back such lovely memories. We were there a couple of weeks back, and everything about Savannah was perfect. The beautiful trees, the weather, the streets….Would love to go back!

    http://imyownmuse.blogspot.com

  • Simply stunning!

  • magical

  • Anna

    Amazing photos Jamie! I’ve seen glimpses on Instagram, but here I get the full picture. Savannah looks beautiful and rather vintage I dare say!

  • Kathy Winlund

    Spent my 50th birthday with friends in Savannah. Magical city, with incredible air

  • Beautiful pictures!

  • Lovely images, Jamie…you always capture the very essence of Savannah! If you didn’t get a chance, you must check out The Grey next time y’all are in town…especially if you love oysters on the half shell-one of their specialties! It’s a very unique retro style restaurant – used to be the old Greyhound bus terminal.

  • Ashley Udell

    I lived in Savannah for 8 years a truly call it home. Just moved to Charlotte this week for a new job and after looking at your photos of Savannah it brought a few tears to my eyes. The city is pure magic and can’t wait to go back for visits. Thank you for this post it made my week :)