VISIT CHARLESTON THIS DECEMBER
Tickets are now on sale for Garden & Gun magazine’s Jubilee: Made in the South Weekend happening in Charleston this December. Planters Inn is proud to be an official hotel partner for this grand celebration of Southern culture, and a limited number of hotel + ticket packages are now on sale! Keep reading to learn more about this fun-filled weekend.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR
Jubilee is a spirited three-day gathering (December 2 – 4, 2016) of the products and personalities that fill the pages of the magazine, which showcases the best of southern sporting culture, shopping, food, music, art, and live entertainment. Not familiar with Garden & Gun magazine? Not to worry! Here’s a field guide on the glossy lifestyle magazine headquartered in Charleston.
WHAT’S IN A NAME
“I am often asked about the title of the magazine, particularly from folks who have not read the magazine yet. The simplest explanation that I can offer is that it is a metaphor for the South—its land, the people, their lifestyle, and their heritage,” — Rebecca Wesson Darwin, President and CEO, Garden & Gun.
BRIGHT LIGHTS AMONG THE ARCHIVES
Since its debut in April 2007, the magazine has focused on everything Southern, from ham biscuits to bird-dog trainers. Here are a few of our favorite reads from past issues.
Acclaimed author Pat Conroy, one of the South’s most beloved voices, reflected on his personal journals in the magazine’s debut issue:
I wrote the first five hundred pages of The Prince of Tides while living in a house on the Via dei Foraggi, with a palm-shaded deck overlooking the Roman Forum. Since I was writing a book about a shrimping family who lived on a sea island near Beaufort, South Carolina, I needed to depend on the accuracy and profusion of details I had entrusted to the journals I had kept in such a desultory fashion over the previous ten years. Rome would teach me many things, but it could not reveal a single thing to me about the great salt marshes of the Lowcountry, or the migration of shrimp that was the life’s work of the father of my fictional family. Their voices were beginning to call out to me both in my sleep and in my waking hours, when I would walk the streets of Rome with the sound of Southern voices springing to immediate life inside me.
Everyone’s favorite tropical island drinking buddy Jimmy Buffett shared his dream to fuel the Southern shrimping industry with used cooking oil in the summer 2010 issue:
Buffett’s food-centric epiphany came from a green tomato. Actually, the Green Tomato, his giant green surf van converted to run on used cooking oil, a process that is actually relatively simple compared with using biodiesel. The van is hard to miss, and driving around the United States in search of swells, Buffett found himself acting like an ambassador for the grease engine movement.
As Charleston’s longtime Mayor Joe Riley prepared to leave office after 40 years, he was the subject of a thoughtful interview in the October/November 2015 issue:
I think there’s a quality like that in Charleston for the people who come here. Abe Rosenthal, the former editor of the New York Times, came down here after Hugo and fell in love. He wrote this really nice piece, and he concluded by saying that in Charleston interesting things happen. A stranger walks down the street and someone approaches him and starts smiling, and they say good morning and pass on, and you assume it’s a case of mistaken identity. And a few minutes later it happens again, and he said after a while the stranger starts doing it, too. It’s a way of life and it’s nice, and so when you come down here, you are more apt to be changed by your experience than you are likely to change things.
Alongside its feature stories, Garden & Gun takes the pulse on all things Southern: Southern Punch with a Past; A Southern Tradition: Painted Floors; Southern City: Charleston, South Carolina; A New Southern Source for Affordable Art; A Southern Literary Garden; among many, many others.
SEE IT COME TO LIFE
Now that you have a taste of the publication’s passion for Southern culture, join us this December for Garden & Gun magazine’s Jubilee: Made in the South Weekend, a one-of-a-kind gathering of talented tastemakers hosted by the award-winning magazine.
Book the two-night Planters Inn Jubilee Package (December 2 – 4, 2016) to experience a vibrant mix of art, cuisine, live entertainment, sporting lifestyle experiences, artisanal foods, and exquisite handcrafted objects with two admission passes good for Saturday, December 3rd, 2016. From bespoke leather boots and heirloom recipe biscuits to champion hunting dogs and hand-carved fly rods, Jubilee will be a grand celebration of sophisticated Southern culture and weekend to remember!