About Us

We are a fun and adventurous couple from New Jersey with a Great Dane and a great ambition.  With this blog we hope to chronicle our lives up north in preparation to move to South Carolina and start a new life together.  Through SouthernFolly, we seek to capture elements of what the south offers in terms of lifestyle, culinary adventures, arts and leisure.  The goal is to report on all of this with our on unique perspectives and bring entertainment and maybe some new knowledge to ourselves and our readers.


I’ve spent my whole life in jersey.  For the longest time I believed I was never going to leave, this place was my home and I was proud of it.  It was dirty, agressive and tough.  As I grew up though I realized that it was really just expensive, cold and exhausting.  I bounced around for a few years working hard and carving out a living for myself while going to school at night. It wasn’t until I met Hannah that I went on the first real vacation of my life, a week in Charleston S.C.  It was night and day;  warm, friendly and relaxed.  Who wouldn’t want to live there?  Who wouldn’t want to get out of this place and start a life in the south.  We spent that week in Folly Beach, and while a folly is typically a foolish endeavour, I’m willing to take the chance.


I grew up in New York with a grounded Russian cultural background, but have always had a craving to travel and explore. I have traveled to Madagascar, France, Russia, Israel, Egypt and more, and yet I never considered moving away from this adventurous beautiful city until I took a trip to visit some family in California. The relaxing atmosphere and the gorgeous weather hooked me and within a year I found a great job and moved to Ventura, CA. Nothing beat the average 70 degree weather and the many amazing bike rides on the beach but eventually for many reasons I had to move back. Acquired on my adventures in California and now tagging along back to the east coast with me, came my over exuberant, crazy, great dane Charlie. Being back in the new york area is great but my craving for the relaxed beach life has not subsided. I am grateful to have found someone like Brian who has that same craving. From our few trips to South Carolina we have found ourselves in love with the culture, the lifestyle and especially the food. I am very excited to have this blog aide in our transition and move down south.


Woof. I am not too sure what my life was like before Hannah came and rescued me but I can without regret state that I am nothing like your typical great dane. I have no idea that I am over 100lbs, so when a chihuahua comes barking at me I am often found trying to hide behind my mom, she says I am a big scaredy cat. My favorite things include giving you slobbery kisses, jumping on the bed whenever the opportunity arises, barking at leaves, sitting on anyones lap and taking long naps. Hannah says I look the happiest when I am running leash free on the beach or in the park. Give me a nice stinky bully stick and I am one happy girl. This idea of moving down South means nothing special to me but I am happy to tag along with my family.

We hope you will all join us in our explorations and southern follies.

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