I spent my first 30 years in Chicago, followed by 20 years in Manhattan and now Savannah.
In early 1995 I was living and working in Manhattan, on a Friday afternoon, after a 3 martini lunch and a few months shy of turning 40, I quit my job in Manhattan, a month later I got on a plane headed east and 6 months later return from the west, having traveled through Italy, France, Spain, Portugal, Morrocco, Egypt, Pakistan, Dubai, India, China, Nepal, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Macao, Singapore, Indonesia, and Japan. I’d spent my 40th in a Casablanca nightclub watching belly dancers that were as old and large as they were talented. On other trips, I’ve traveled through most of Central & South America, Northern and Western Europe, Iceland, and Turkey.
In 2005 I came to Savannah looking for a 2nd home and when I found this house it had been vacant for a long time and absolutely nothing worked. Someone who lived nearby told me I shouldn’t buy it because I didn’t know what I was doing and I was from New York, the very next day I bought it and moved in. A year and 9 months later I woke up on a Monday morning and told the painting crew of 9 that Friday was their last day, anything left unfinished would just have to wait.
Jim is from Baldwinsville, NY and was Exec. Director at Walt Disney World Hotels in Orlando, FL and later at the Weston Hotel in Savannah. He also has four great kids that he does everything for.