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Last evening was a bustling success at 2428 Abercorn in Savannah! As we hosted our very first installment of the Emily McCarthy Hostess Hour, prosecco was popped and a fabulous time was had by all.

Attendees joined the Emily McCarthy team¬†to see how they could build their own at-home bar. Some of the great takeaways is that you don’t actually need a physical bar to have a great set-up. You can utilize a moveable tray, a bookcase, a coffee table – really, anything goes.


Our most important recommendation is, as usual, infuse your own signature style into it! If you collect vintage bar pieces, you should include some. That way it’s always quintessentially you. Emily’s pick last night was to display limes in a milk glass dish. You could also utilize a large vase filled with corks (always on trend in a bar setting), something to showcase beautiful fresh citrus, a candle, or flowers. There are so many ways to liven up your setting, but keep it simple.

Click here to see the video posted on our Facebook page for full coverage! Make sure you watch the whole presentation because there might be a very interesting surprise at the end. We think you’ll love it ūüėČ

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The spirit of 1776 has filled the air! That’s right, Independence Day is almost here. This weekend will be filled with red, white, and oooooh (la la). All of the items you see here are grab-and-go… meaning you don’t need to stress out about the details this time. We’ve got the special touches covered so that you can perfect your menu and your signature cocktail (prosecco, anyone?).

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Click here for 4th of July frosted cups // Here for 4th of July Cheers! napkins. 


Pop the bubbly to pour into these gold starburst wine glasses! A set retails at $30. Click here to purchase online! // Blue tassel earrings available in shoppe only.2016_75

Everything pictured here available in shoppe now. Make sure you ask about how to customize a Capri Tile item for your own home!


(Emily’s Tassel Earrings, Click Here!)

We’re excited to see how you make this holiday sparkle!

Emily McCarthy


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We were so excited to hear from Trim Tech¬†on new branding for their current construction design business. ¬†With a black, white and pink color palette, we were thrilled with how this turned out! Interested in my branding design services? Email¬†[email protected]¬†for more information.

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When visiting




The Olde Pink House¬†– Whether or not it seems like a cliche recommendation for Savannah, there really isn’t a better place to soak in the rich atmosphere and decadent history that this city has to offer. Each room has it’s own personality from basement to top floor. The menu ranges from simple to inspired, and it’s almost impossible to beat the signature cocktails. Your dining experience here can be customized to how you feel – if you’re looking for casual you can seat yourself in the outdoor bar, something more upscale will bring you upstairs to the grand dining room, and just a drink could have you taken to the basement bar. All we know is that you and your guests will absolutely adore the atmosphere!

The Grey –¬†¬†This beautiful new kid on the block is easily a standout for Savannah. Transformed from an old Greyhound station, they’ve reinvented simple classics in a way that will have you in awe! Even the most sophisticated diners are going to rave about this place. The ambience will create a fabulous date night. The bar boasts a skillfully curated collection of spirits, and each dish served will have you raving!
-Kayak Kafe –¬†The Kayak Kafe is the tried and the true. This is the perfect every day place to get a great lunch or dinner. If¬†gluten free is a necessity they’ll always make sure your needs are met.¬†Kayak Kafe always has options that not offer variety, but fresh, local ingredients done right. From a quick salad to a shrimp quesadilla… this is one of our¬†most visited places in town! They have two locations, too. Even more to love. There’s the original Kayak Kafe right on Broughton Street and a midtown location for the work crowd. Both are incredible, and both are well priced so that you aren’t ever breaking the bank for a great meal.
-Local 11ten (The Perch) –¬†Set right on the edge of Forsyth Park, you might want to head right up to the rooftop affectionately called “The Perch.” Fun for drinks and a charcuterie plate if you’re planning to stay at The Perch, otherwise go downstairs to enjoy traditional Southern flavors created with fresh, seasonal ingredients. Constantly being written up for their culinary masterpieces, this is another special spot for date night or an anniversary. The ambience will have you enjoying an extra glass of wine with your sweetheart just to soak in the atmosphere.
The Wyld Dock-¬†A one of a kind view, you’ll feel like you’re seated right in the middle of the water. This is tapas style, so bring a crew and order away. This is a hidden gem, too, so you’ll be the only out-of-towner there! If you’re local, though, you can access it by the water and dock your boat. How private island, right? This is a McCarthy staple especially in the summer time. Make sure to get an order of the fish tacos and, if you’re up for it, one of the “Pain Killer” slushies. Sure to cool you down, and maybe even make you feel a little “wyld”.
Where are your favorite places to eat in Savannah? Let us know, and we’ll try it out!
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Here at Emily McCarthy studio and shoppe, we are welcoming a brand new custom print to our repertoire! Say hello to “Capri Tile” – this gorgeous ode to classic ginger jars and all around fabulosity. Available now online in both napkin and pillow print – this is the missing link that can tie together all of the seasons at your home. This classic pattern boasts feminine qualities, yet stays neutral enough to keep the masculinity in your home happy.

Click here to see these in the shoppe! You’ll notice the array of colors that you can customize this print in. Whether you’ve got the blues, the pinks, or the reds in your home – we think this will be sure to delight everyone who stops by.


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Remember we told you about your beach must haves in last week’s Sip and Sea? Well. We left one out. One that actually will be the cherry on top of your sundae, the peanut butter to your jelly, the chic to your “on fleek”. The beach sheet! Several colors, several patterns, several reasons why you need one to keep your beach day bright and keep your towels dry for your dips in the water.


Get your claws on the crab beach sheet by clicking here // Pinch up a lobster sheet here //

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FullSizeRender-6Palm trees make every coastal home happy, click here for the palm beach sheet!

Anchors aweigh! // Pretty Pineapples // Shop the whole collection here.

We can’t wait to see these pretty sheets tucked into your Emily McCarthy for Hayden Reis beach bags right next to your acrylic tumblers! Send us your photos anytime!

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We were so excited to hear from Tianna Vivienne¬†on new branding for their current event planning business.¬†With a black, lime and gold color palette, we were thrilled with how this turned out! Interested in my branding design services? Email¬†[email protected]¬†for more information.

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Sunny days at the beach are truly among the best days on record. Sometimes, however, getting together the perfect beach bag and accessories for the day’s outing can seem like a never ending task. You’ll need refreshments, of course, and the perfect bag.


Our stemless acrylic tumblers don’t just bring the party, they practically are the party! Double walled and ready to hold onto your favorite beverage (juice for the kiddos, maybe some wine for you?) they’re durable, and they’ll add a touch of class.


Choose your favorite color combinations and fro the little kids to the big kids, everyone will love their new sippy cup!


Finally, take a look at this sneak peek of Emily McCarthy for Hayden Reis! This beach bag is so chic, so durable, and just what you need to tote your necessities in.

Make them both yours for this beach season! It’s going to be a hot one.

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We were so excited to hear from Taylor Burke Home¬†on new branding for their current retail¬†business. With a green, black and gold¬†palette, we were thrilled with how this turned out! Interested in my branding design services? Email¬†[email protected]¬†for more information.

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This tourist city really packs a punch, and don’t be surprised that you can find swanky accommodations that you’ll definitely be writing home about. Vacation or staycation, you owe it to yourself to become familiar with these favorite places to stay!
If for no other reason than being able to head right down to their restaurant, 22 Square, you’ll never hear a bad word spoken about the location, the food, or the service. Just steps away from Bay or Broughton Streets – you’ll get to choose if your adventure takes you shopping the local boutiques, or tasting the local cocktails. Even if you decided to stay in the whole weekend, you wouldn’t even know you were missing a thing. Post up at the pool or order in from room service, you won’t regret The Andaz.


Savannah‘s newest boutique hotel, again housing a phenomenal restaurant Pacci, is just a quick walk to historic River Street. It marries hip and modern with historic and storied. It’s a Kimpton Hotel, and if you know Kimpton – that means stylish, current, and never boring. Again, you could stay the weekend at The Brice alone and not even realize you hadn’t left the grounds. Their in house restaurant, Pacci, is a destination for locals. The secret garden is the perfect place to pass a midsummer’s night – and it won’t even be just a dream.
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You know what we always say… if you can stay in a mansion, where else could you want to possibly go? This is definitely on the spendier end of any price range, but if you’re looking to be in a palatial surrounding with marble and Onyx… this is the place for you. This is a McCarthy family favorite, as we always treat ourselves to cocktails at the Mansion before St. Patrick’s Day parade. The pool here will easily trick you into believing you’re a regular on the Real Housewives of Savannah, and the overall decor may have you planning a move-in date because it is that perfect.
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Now, where you do you like to stay in the fabulous heart of Savannah? Can’t wait to find out!
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