What Surprising (and Sexy) Food is a Must-Have for Your Love This Valentine’s Day

Food is sexy. It has long been a ritual for dating and romance. When you ask “What are you doing with your boyfriend/husband/date for Valentine’s Day?”, often the answer is a romantic dinner. Maybe, if you’re really lucky, HE will be the one to cook. Food plays a big part in how we woo each other, and how we show that we care. […]

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Off The Beaten Path: A Half-Century of Barbecue

With this month’s print issue, Southern Living celebrates its Golden Anniversary, and I contributed a piece on barbecue joints that have been around 50 years or more—that is, places that were in business the day the first issue of Southern Living hit the newsstands. We had to trim the introduction a little for the print issue, so here’s the full version.  Much has changed in the world of […]

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A Southern-Inspired Valentine’s Day

Photography by Kelli Boyd WORMSLOE PLANTATION: Located on Skidaway Road on the Isle of Hope in Savannah, Georgia, the Wormsloe Historic site is open Tuesday-Sunday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission is $8 Adults, $7.50 Seniors (62+), $4.50 Youths (6-17), $1.00 Children (5 & under). For more information, please contact 912-353-3023. WHAT TO EXPECT: Wormsloe Plantation’s Oak Avenue is hands down the most […]

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Take Home An Italian Suede Bucket Bag from Uno Alla Volta

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and a bucket bag from Uno Alla Volta is just what we’re asking for. Whether you’re looking for a bright pop of color to jazz up dreary winter neutrals or you’re just a fan of Italian suede – the Florentine Bucket Bag in Pink Suede will be a chic addition to your closet. Each handbag is meticulously […]

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The Northern Southerner: There’s a Plastic Baby in My Cake

Raised in Washington state, Hannah Norling has never lived in the South before. Now habituating to Alabama, she is experiencing the South for the first time as a resident and documenting the whole thing. Welcome to the Northern Southerner.  I bit into a baby this weekend. A small plastic, little baby. You read that correctly. I tried king cake for the first time this […]

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Toto, We’re Not In Bama Anymore

Grumpy has put his nose to the grindstone for the last several months, addressing all of your gardening concerns in a prompt and other-worldly manner. Now it is time for a break. This week, I’m enjoying a vacation of skiing, beer, snowshoeing, beer, canoeing, beer, hiking, and beer. Guess where I am.

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A Southern-Bred Battle

Newton photo by Robin Conn/The Huntsville Times, Manning by AP If you think this Sunday’s Super Bowl rivalry is all about East Coast vs. West Coast, think again. All eyes are on Denver Broncos’ quarterback, Peyton Manning, and Carolina Panthers’ quarterback, Cam Newton, as they square off in Super Bowl 50. These two offense stars have quite an age difference […]

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Take A Walk Through The Best Southern Gardens

There’s a reason that our first-ever Southern Living cover featured a yard full of azaleas –Southerners are known for being passionate about our plants, our gardens, and our history. That’s why the first of our 50th anniversary special editions is Best Southern Gardens. Whether you’re an amateur, a green thumb, or a grumpy gardener (like ours!), you’ll be inspired by over 223 beautiful […]

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Celebrate Black History Month: Columbia Museum of Art’s REMIX Exhibition Opens This Weekend

The South is known and beloved for many things, including its hospitality, food and style. But perhaps the region’s best attribute is its storytelling and the varied mediums used to share those stories. This weekend, the Columbia Museum of Art opens REMIX: Themes and Variations in African-American Art (Feb. 5 – May 3, 2016). As the name suggests, REMIX highlights […]

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Video Premiere: Star and Micey’s “Get ‘Em Next Time”

Memphis may be famous for hits from Booker T. and the M.G.s, Al Green, Isaac Hayes, Big Star, and oh yeah, Elvis, but there’s also a new generation of artists coming out of the birthplace of rock ‘n’ roll. Lucero, John Paul Keith, and Goner Records have all contributed towards the new direction of Memphis’ music scene, and so has […]

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