Elizabeth Hutchison

This Weekend: Civil Rights Photography

By Elizabeth HutchisonA Southern FocusMarch 4, 2015

This Saturday (March 7) marks the 50th anniversary of the first Selma-to-Montgomery March for voting rights, or “Bloody Sunday” as it came to be known after hundreds of unarmed protestors were attacked by state troopers while attempting to cross the Edmund Pettus Bridge. Televised images of the confrontation shocked the nation. Stark photographs appeared on the front pages of newspapers. In this moment and throughout the Civil Rights movement, photographers played a pivotal role in the struggle—bringing the conflict to life in living rooms, classrooms, and boardrooms around the world.

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My Town (Mardi Gras Edition): Julia Reed's NOLA

By Elizabeth HutchisonBelow the LineFebruary 14, 2015

G&G contributor and High and Low columnist Julia Reed left New York City in 1991 on assignment to cover the Louisiana governor’s race in New Orleans. Twenty-four years, five books, and one home renovation later, she’s still calls the Crescent City home. The consummate hostess and self-avowed avid eater and drinker, Reed agreed to help us navigate the city during the height of Mardi Gras season—like a local. Her first piece of advice: “Pick a geographic location. And then abandon all hope of getting around except for on foot.” If you decide to stake your claim in the French Quarter this weekend, follow Reed’s lead.

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This Weekend: Oscar de la Renta in Savannah

By Elizabeth HutchisonBelow the LineFebruary 6, 2015

He dressed four first ladies, a healthy percentage of the international social register, and dozens of Hollywood starlets—the Dominican Republic-born designer Oscar de la Renta was the undisputed king of red carpet style. He was also an active and enthusiastic mentor to the young fashion students at the Savannah College of Art and Design. To honor the late couturier’s legacy (he passed away last October), SCAD unveiled a new exhibit “Oscar de la Renta: His Legendary World of Style,” on Thursday, which will run until May 3.

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Guide to the Southeastern Wildlife Expo

By Elizabeth HutchisonThe Sporting SouthJanuary 30, 2015

Each February, we watch from our office windows in Charleston as the big white tents go up across the street in Marion Square. For three days (February 13-15), the annual Southeastern Wildlife Exposition is as close to an outdoorsman’s paradise as you’ll find this side of a duck blind. There are birds-of-prey demos, fly-casting classes, decoy carvers, duck call makers, wild game cooking lessons, art shows, guides, gear, book signings, lectures, fine gun shops, shopping, dining, and drinking. And dogs—lots and lots of good dogs. Working your way through that kind of lineup is a pretty daunting task, so we went ahead and did it for you.

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My Town: Celerie Kemble's Palm Beach, Florida

By Elizabeth HutchisonBelow the LineJanuary 23, 2015

Interior designer and 2014 Made in the South Awards judge Celerie Kemble was born and raised in Palm Beach, Florida. A principal in Kemble Interiors, the design firm founded by her mother, Mimi McMakin, who still calls the island home, Kemble splits her time between New York City and the Florida isle, retreating to the Southern beach town and its slower pace whenever she can manage. “For me, the island is about a stripping down of action,” says Kemble. When she’s not relaxing at home with her family, though, here’s where you’ll find her:

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Women in the Field Weekend

By Elizabeth HutchisonThe Sporting SouthJanuary 9, 2015

When you start planning this year’s girls’ weekend, put Sea Island on the short list. But instead of holing up at the Cloister spa, book a bunk at the resort’s Broadfield Sporting Club & Lodge. Through the end of March, the historic hunt club—located on 5,800 acres of pristine Georgia coastline—will host a handful of Women vs. Wild weekends, upon request. The three-night adventures are open to experienced outdoorswomen and novices alike. The guest cabin and pool house can accommodate up to six in five-star comfort.

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Where We're Going in 2015

By Elizabeth HutchisonBelow the LineDecember 29, 2014

Here’s where you’ll find us off-duty in 2015 (often inspired by what we’ve reported on or experienced in 2014).

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Holiday in the Sun

By Elizabeth HutchisonBelow the LineDecember 15, 2014

It’s okay to admit that sometimes you need a holiday from the holidays. So this year, after the gifts are unwrapped, the stockings emptied, the bar cleaned out, and your extended family is back on the road, why not treat yourself to a little warm weather R&R? Stock up on extra vitamin D—after all, a repeat of last year’s snowpocalypse isn’t out of the question—at one of these three new or newly renovated island retreats.   

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The G&G Family Grows by Four (Furry) Friends

By Elizabeth HutchisonBelow the LineNovember 26, 2014

At the same time as the December/January 2015 issues started arriving in subscribers’ mailboxes last week, our 2014 cover dog Rimi, who also happens to be my parents’ dog, had her first pack of puppies.

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My Town: Holly Williams' Nashville, Tennessee

By Elizabeth HutchisonBelow the LineNovember 13, 2014

Singer-songwriter Holly Williams—the daughter of Hank Williams, Jr. and the granddaughter of Hank Sr.—has called Music City home nearly all her life. “When I was growing up here there was really just downtown—not all these other amazing areas,” Williams says. “The change that has taken place in the city in the last five, ten years has been incredible to watch.” No mere bystander but an active participant in that growth, Williams opened high-end boutique H.Audrey and White’s Mercantile, a modern general store with everything from beautiful soaps to linens, cookbooks, and a grab-and-go grocery. And in just two weeks, she’ll launch White’s first e-marketplace. Somehow, she still manages to find time for her music. And when she does get the occasional day off, she walked us through exactly how she would spend it.

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