Sonya and I are old Instagram buddies. I’m constantly telling everyone who will listen to come to the South and she messaged me one day saying she’d be working with Reservations.com and thought all of our colorful houses and sundresses deserved a closer look. She wasn’t wrong. They’re cute. And so are our hats and dresses. We’re downright adorable down South.

So, we whipped out a map (virtually) and I picked a few of my favorite places to show her the what I consider MY South. Now don’t be offended, because I couldn’t show her every awesome city we have to offer (we don’t have that kind of time.) But with a week to get on the road and drive (yes, we drove!) we had to pick some strategic yet fun and different locations. So without further ado, I present MY SOUTH. I’ll be doing a part DOS in the fall to include some very important locale but from an Instagrammable, not breaking down my whole origin story point of view, consider this Round UNO.

This list only includes very specific locations that we patronized and spent significant time. Not the general strolls and scenic spots such a Rainbow Row and Mercer House. Read about those under their respective city recaps.

MY SOUTH:

1 . Charlotte, North Carolina – Suarez Bakery, Kindred Davidson

2. Asheville, NC- Lunch at Veganfest. The most Asheville that Asheville has ever Asheville.

3. Cashiers, NC- Mountainviews at High Hampton Inn

4. Jekyll Island, GA- Driftwood BeachTortuga Jacks and Jekyll Island Club

5. Savannah, GA- Old Savannah ToursSoho South CafeMansion on Forsyth Park

6. Braselton. GA- Chateau Elan

7. Charleston, SC- Inn at Middleton Place and 5 Church Charleston