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See What Happened at the 2018 Southern Women's Show!

Meet Vern Yip of "Trading Spaces"

Meet Vern Yip, nationally known designer, author + TV host, at the Southern Women's Show in Savannah. Vern is perhaps best known from HGTV and for his four seasons on TLC's popular design-swap reality show, "Trading Spaces", which aired from 2000 to 2008, and is now making a spring 2018 return to TLC featuring Vern and many of the original cast of designers.
Vern has also appeared on NBC’s “Home Intervention” and is one of HGTV’s most recognizable designers, most notably as host of “Deserving Design,” “Urban Oasis,” and “Live in Vern’s House,” and as a judge on “Design Star.” In addition, he is the author of “Vern Yip's Design Wise: Your Smart Guide to a Beautiful Home.”

Vern will appear on the Fashion & Entertainment Stage, followed by a meet and greet, on Saturday, March 24, to share design advice, home décor tips, and stylish living inspiration, and offer a glimpse into what viewers can expect from the new season of Trading Spaces.”

Patti LaBelle

Patti LaBelle is known for her classic rhythm and blues renditions, pop standards and spiritual sonnets. The soulful songbird has taken her tunes to the kitchen where she published five best-selling books and introduced Patti’s Good Life, a successful line of food products that features a variety of sauces, sweet potato pie and cakes. Her success in the kitchen landed her starring in cooking specials on the Cooking Channel and the Food Network. In addition to her entertainer and entrepreneurial achievements, Patti is also an advocate for adoption, foster care, Big Sisters and the United Negro College Fund, among many other initiatives, and also became a spokesperson for the American Diabetes Association shortly after being diagnosed. She is now also the proud spokesperson for Hood Calorie Countdown, a rich and creamy dairy beverage that provides the wholesome nutrition of milk with less sugar and fewer calories and carbohydrates – the perfect substitution to any recipe!

Don't miss Patti's apperance on the  Fashion & Entertainment Stage Sunday, March 25 at 1:00pm!

Parker Wallace with the Southern Peanut Growers

Parker Wallace is a culinary and lifestyle expert, appearing on TV across the country, including The Weather Channel, the Daily Buzz and is a frequent guest on local shows.  She is the author of Eat Rich, Stay Skinny: A Girl’s Guide to Holiday Feasting, a collection of low-carb, gluten-free holiday recipes.
After a decade long career as a news reporter and lifestyle host, Parker combined her two passions, cooking and TV, to create “What’s on Parker’s Plate?” featuring her signature recipes and lifestyle tips. Known for her warm, funny and conversational style, she now showcases her dishes on media stations in top markets.
The Parker’s Plate show is now available on Apple TV through the Craft Box Girls Channel.   
Parker is also a featured blogger for The Huffington Post’s Taste section, contributing recipes and videos.

Miss Black Georgia US Ambassador 2018-2019

Ashleigh Montford is a native of Warner Robins, Georgia and currently holds the title, Miss Black Georgia US Ambassador 2018 - 2019. While obtaining her Master of Public Administration degree at the Savannah State University, she devotes countless hours of community service to those in need. Ranging from making sure the firefighters of Savannah are appreciated, to donating over $2,000 worth of items to the Tom D. Austin house, not failing to mention the work she does with students, Ashleigh is dedicated to serving those around her. 

Don't miss her appearance on the Spotlight Stage, Saturday at 12:30pm!
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