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…when you visit a place, your hotel should feel like an extension of that place. It should blend like a front porch into a southern summer night. It should make you feel so connected to the city and so refreshed by its culture that you soon forget where the hotel walls begin and the city ends. It should feel like no walls at all. It should feel like coming home.~Sotherly Hotels

When I first moved to Georgia, I never thought it could feel like home. I spent 40 years in one home; my entire life was there, in that home, in South Carolina.

I had a very determined husband who knew I would eventually come to love Georgia as much as I loved my very precious South Carolina. We bought a beautiful home in the foothills of the North Georgia Mountains, he introduced me to spectacular restaurants, fabulous museums, and beautiful country. Soon, I learned how absolutely amazing Georgia truly was; he was right. I have come to dearly love Georgia.

Some of our best times have been spent taking downtown “staycations”. It’s a real treat to pack the bags for a weekend, drive an hour and be right in the middle of anything you ever wanted.  Museums, history, fine dining, burger joints open at 2 am, I mean anything. My favorite part, is booking a room at our “home away from home”, The Georgian Terrace Hotel. We love everything about the Georgian Terrace from the incredible amount of history, to the gorgeous rooms, to the knowledgeable and courteous service, to the extraordinary menu and talented chef at Livingston’s, to the magical craft cocktails at Proof & Provision. It truly has felt like home.

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Recently, it was announced The Georgian Terrace Hotel was purchased by Sotherly Hotels. They held a Sotherly Social to tour the newly renovated rooms, showcase their own brand of bourbon, Edgar’s Truth, and host a presentation to the Sotherly Foundation’s American veteran recipient.

Sotherly believes when you visit a place, your hotel should feel like an extension of that place. It should blend like a front porch into a southern summer night. It should make you feel so connected to the city and so refreshed by its culture that you soon forget where the hotel walls begin and the city ends. It should feel like no walls at all. It should feel like coming home.

You have achieved your goal. A stay at the Georgian Terrace is just like going home.

PHOTO ESSAY FROM THE SOTHERLY SOCIAL

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Host Parlor & Art Walk: Works of art were featured from the towns most talented artists from the Savannah College of Art & Design

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Who is this man? We aren’t sure but we loved his style!

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Bartenders having a laugh before the crowd hits to try the newly featured Edgar’s Truth Bourbon

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This is the real deal y’all!

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A bluegrass revival was held in Livingston’s Bar featuring the sounds of The Bluegrass Sound Band

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Fresh ingredients for craft cocktails

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Tasty appetizers were served throughout the night

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Divine soups offered during the Bluegrass Revival

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Herschel Walker is an active member of the Sotherly Foundation dedicated to assistance for the American Veteran. He may not be a Gamecock, but he’s an awesome guy.

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Food samples and cocktails as far as the eye could see!

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A beautiful presentation of assorted cheeses and fruits

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The charcuterie was excellent

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This guy. This guy has made many an Old Fashioned for me and I am here to tell you he is the BEST in the city!

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Pimento cheese biscuits with bacon and ham…so, so good!

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Homemade buttermilk biscuits …decadent.

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Chefs hard at work

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Why yes Virginia, mac & cheese DOES come inside fried chicken!

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The Grand Ballroom featured a Southern Soul Dance Party with entertainment from the Soul Purpose Band

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Velvety notes…

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…and more craft cocktails!

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Winning dishes from the 2015 Chef’s Competition

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The Georgian’s take on chicken & waffles

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Speakers included Mark Williams, General Manager of the Georgian Terrace, and Drew Simms, CEO of Sotherly Hotels

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The Sotherly Foundation’s presentation to the selected American Veteran for 2015. Recipients are chosen by the foundation Board of Directors with assistance from qualified organizations including the US Marine Corps Wounded Warrior Regiment.

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The beautiful people were in attendance 🙂 Love those smiles!

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A SMORES BAR!!

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Skills.

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It was yet another memorable, magical evening at The Georgian Terrace Hotel

More about the Sotherly Foundation

The Sotherly Foundation is a charitable outreach of Sotherly Hotels dedicated to making a difference in the communities surrounding our hotels, one family at a time. Each year, the Sotherly Foundation will provide significant aid to one or more American Veterans working directly with the veteran and their family to find out what they need most and a strategy for meeting that need in the most meaningful and lasting way possible.

Recipients are chosen by the Sotherly Foundation Board of Directors with assistance from qualified organizations such as the United States Marine Corps Wounded Warrior Regiment.

The majority of the funds raised come form the hard work and caring dedication of the employees of our hotels. Private gifts from public and corporate supporters are also welcome. As a 501 (c) 3 registered non profit, all contributions to the Sotherly Foundation are tax-deductible. For more information on the Sotherly Foundation, or to make a donation, please email foundation@sotherlyhotels.com.

For reservations at The Georgian Terrace Hotel, call 866.845.7551 or visit the website at http://www.thegeorgianterrace.com/. Tell them I sent you 🙂

*A very special thank you to Sotherly Hotels for a magical evening at the Georgia Terrace Hotel. Although all cocktails, wine and foods were complimentary, all thoughts, opinions, words and drooling are strictly my own.