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Spotlight on Savannah

Circa Lighting’s Gale Singer shows us around the Hostess City.


Modern Mix
“I like to steer out-of-towners to The Kimpton Brice Hotel (601 E. Bay St.). It has a great location; a beautiful courtyard; and a clean, contemporary look.”


Blast From the Past
“Peter Roberts over at Location Gallery (417 Whitaker St.) is so passionate about the local art scene. He has rotating shows of local artists. I’ve bought so many things from there! I’m in the process of building a home. I tried to put myself on a self-imposed moratorium for buying art, and he has made it impossible.”


The Big Screen
”One of my favorite weeks in Savannah is the Savannah Film Festival.” 

A Fine Art
The Grey (109 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.) is an award-winning restaurant. It is absolutely magnificent. I love sitting at the front-bar and the back-bar area.”  

“When I came to Savannah in 1997, I found 375 square feet in the Historic District and saw this unique opportunity for a highly curated lighting showroom,” recalls Circa Lighting founder and President Gale Singer. “That was the beginning of Circa Lighting.” Now, nearly two decades and eight showrooms later (her original showroom opened in 1998), Singer’s lighting empire glows across seven cities—including Atlanta; Chicago; Houston; Washington, D.C., and a forthcoming venture opening this spring in New York. In addition to being the premier partner of Visual Comfort & Co. (founded by her brother, Andy Singer), Circa Lighting also offers a handpicked assortment of designer lighting (including pieces from Atlantan Suzanne Kasler). Despite her expanding empire, Singer still carries a torch for Savannah. “I love the smallness of this town,” she says. You get to have a connection with your customers. You see them in your store, but also at the park, out to dinner and in your community.” 3078 Roswell Road NW, 404.233.4131