THE SOUTHERN EPICUREAN & LUXURY TOUR


It's hard to believe that it was only a week ago that I was traveling through the south with the Feedfeed and the Luxury Collection eating our way through three cities in style. We had some unforgettable meals and stayed in some veryyy luxurious hotels. I am completely floored by this experience, happy to have made some new friends and truly in awe of the Southern hospitality. It *is* a thing. 


// CHARLOTTE //  The Ballantyne Hotel


Our first stop in Charlotte was so delightful and memorable. I was completely enamored by the beauty of the grounds and impressed by their attention to detail and service at the Ballantyne Hotel.

Highlights include:
  • a delicious walking food tour in the NoDa district
  • indulgent breakfasts at the hotel
  • a stunning nature-y tabletop dinner also at the hotel
  • morning strolls exploring the grounds 
  • a coin toss at the fountain 
  • a visit to the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art
  • Chef Garret explaining that luxurious cuisine is now heading towards plant based diets. "Cruciferous" vegetables - that have a nutritional density
  • a super fun wine blending class


























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// ATLANTA // The Whitley Hotel


We then traversed our way west to Atlanta where we were greeted with a gorgeous cheese spread and of course a toast of champagne at The Whitley Hotel.

Highlights include:
  • visiting the Fox Theatre
  • a beautiful Chef's Tasting dinner at Trade Root
  • a walk around the Ponce City Market
  • s'mores by the balcony
  • a lovely and cozy breakfast in bed
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// SAVANNAH // The Perry Lane Hotel


Our final stop in Savannah couldn't be anymore perfect. Perry Lane Hotel surprised us with a gorgeous epicurean picnic in Forsyth Park. What a way to close out this beautiful southern tour!

Highlights include:
  • surprise picnic at Forsyth Park
  • dinner at The Grey
  • pumpkin painting
  • happy hour on the rooftop
  • lunch like a local at Mrs. Wilkes
  • an unforgettable Chef's Tasting Dinner at their Emporium Kitchen and Wine Market
  • a spooky taxicab ride to dinner on Halloween






 







BEHIND THE SCENES // BEAUTY SHOOT



So excited to share some behind the scenes from this super fun beauty shoot. Always so great to do a collaborative test shoot like this to keep the creative juices flowing and fresh. P.S. Check out the final story with finished images here.

Tana Gandhi Tana Gandhi

Tana Gandhi Tana Gandhi

ON SET W/ CHUDA SKINCARE


Always a good time to be back on set with Chuda Skincare. This was our second time working together and this time we wanted to get a few more environmental still life shots incorporating the products in a lifestyle setting. We worked out of a hotel room that had plenty of marble vanity space and decor that matched their branding. Here's a look at the finished work!

Art direction: Lauren Webster // Photo assistant: Dom Ellis // Styling Assistant: Kelsey Marshall
 
Perfecting the swatch:Tana Gandhi




Tana Gandhi

Made it work with some pretty tight corners in the bathroom.

POMEGRANATE LOVE NOTES


There's something so special about growing fruits or vegetables with your own two hands. Enter these beautiful pomegranates. A ten year labor of love by my parents, who make their own freshly squeezed juice that's just as punchy in color as it's exterior. A perfect fall treat. The thing I most look forward to this time of year! 





SAN FRANCISCO x SURF AIR



Nothing quite like escaping the warm LA heat for sweater weather in San Francisco. Thanks to Surfair for flying us up! I'm not used to seeing so many happy faces entering and leaving airplanes so that in itself was one of the most pleasant things about this experience. Not to mention the chilly weather of course. :)