DIY Down South: Sweet Potatoes for Strong, Shiny Hair

From pies to casseroles to fries, sweet potatoes can be sliced, diced, and served every which way. This vitamin-rich veggie is also a DIY lover’s dream since it’s as versatile as a beauty treatment as it is as a cooking ingredient. Our favorite way to use it? As a conditioning hair mask. Before you think we’re officially off our rockers […]

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Alabama Chanin’s DIY Series: Wrapped Canvas

We’ve teamed up with the DIY experts of Alabama Chanin to bring you a series of homegrown projects. Over the next six weeks you’ll learn how to make some our favorite Alabama Chanin pieces—from bathmats to totes.  If you are familiar with Southerner Natalie Chanin, designer of Alabama Chanin, you know that her intricate garments are not only beautiful but hand-sewn by Alabama […]

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Black Friday Spots in the South

There’s no shortage of big-bargain sales to check out the day after Thanksgiving, with national brands pushing their discounts as soon as it starts to get cold. But Black Friday doesn’t have to be all about early mornings and intensity, especially in the South: plenty of small boutiques and shopping districts are creating opportunities to ditch the mall and make […]

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You Make Grumpy Grateful

Grumpy has a lot to be grateful for. Nobel Prize. Pulitzer Prize. Congressional Medal of Freedom. Bringing peace to war-torn Aruba. Never once been mistaken for Bruce Jenner. Yet he is thankful for one thing above all else.

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DIY Down South: Cranberry Face Brightener

Thanksgiving is upon us, which means thoughts of turkey, mashed potatoes and an endless array of side dishes are dancing through our heads. It also means a very long grocery list. But fret not ladies—those Turkey Day ingredients have a lot more to offer than just a post-meal, Honey Boo Boo tummy. Take cranberry. This little red fruit is filled […]

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The South’s Most Unique Indie Bookstores

In the South, we understand the essence of story: Art, magic and mystery are what make a great book. They make a pretty great bookstore, too, and it’s why we have so many stellar independent bookshops in the South.

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Tailgate Giveaway, Week 14: Pluggz Shoes

Every Wednesday through college football season, we are giving away a tailgating necessity to help you create the ultimate Southern tailgate. Check in each week to see what it is and enter for a chance to win! When you are walking around campus all day long, you’ll want to make sure you’re wearing comfortable shoes. Pluggz flats are not only comfy, they’re […]

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Gwyneth Paltrow Brings Goop to Life in Dallas

If you have ever wanted to live within the world of Gwyneth Paltrow’s lifestyle brand, Goop, you’re in luck. Just in time for holiday shopping the actress opened the doors to a pop-up shop in Dallas’ Highland Village. Running now through December 14, the store is packed with sweet little (and big) nothings that appeal to my modern Southern style […]

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Old-School Barbecued Lamb, Savannah Style

In the world of Georgia barbecue, pork is king. Chopped and sauced and served either on a plate or atop a hamburger bun, it’s the foundation of the state’s historic if somewhat inconsistent style. You’ll find ribs and chicken as the secondary meats in most joints, and as more extra-regional influences have come into play, beef brisket and barbecued turkey […]

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Charm School: Football Vs. The Feast

In the South, good manners are passed down like a treasured family recipe for pecan pie. However, unlike the formula for a favorite after-dinner treat, guidelines to being well-mannered are changing with the times. With the abundance of social gatherings the holidays bring, many of our etiquette conundrums surface, and we are left feeling confused about how to be a gracious host or guest. Each week during the holiday […]

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