Bonnet and Brim, Southern Staples for Tiny Tots!

There is nothing sweeter than a baby adorned in Southern fashions – always something monogrammed or smocked! One of my favorites – Bonnet and Brim, offers good ol’ Southern fashions for the tiny tots. From seersucker pacifier clips to monogrammed bonnets, this small Southern company has everything you need to dress your precious peach! Christina Brockman, who was looking to […]

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Hot List: Luke Bryan on Tinder, Tropical Drinks in Texas, and The King

1. Luke Bryan is on Tinder. Last week, country superstar and heartthrob Luke Bryan partnered with Tinder to release the lyric video for Kill the Lights, the title song of his fifth studio album out this week. The album isn’t out until Friday, August 7, but if you want a taste of Bryan’s trademark party-starting soundtracks, you can head to Tinder […]

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Music Premiere Monday: “Blue Pool” by Vanessa Carlton

In the past year, Vanessa Carlton has gotten married, bought a house, moved to Nashville from New York City, and had her first child, a daughter. You might say it’s been a busy year.

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Is Carolina Barbecue Going Texas-Style?

“Oh my goodness,” I said when the counter man called our number at Melvin’s Barbecue in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina. “They’ve gone Texas.” There was sliced brisket on my tray, but I expected that, since I had seen that Melvin’s had recently added salt and pepper brisket to its menu and had stopped by specifically to give it a try. What […]

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What it Takes to Create Southern Living’s Biggest Home Issue

Our August issue is all about homes. We spent time in New Orleans photographing renovated homes in the Old Ninth Ward as part of our annual Home Awards feature, and visited with designer Bunny Williams, who helped design our Idea House in Charlottesville, Virginia. Here are some of our favorite behind-the-scene photos from one of our most anticipated issues of […]

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31 Days of Idea House Giveaways: Day 3, Jeffrey Alan Marks Pillows

Love the 2015 Southern Living Idea House? Every day in August, we are giving away the items you need to make the look your own.  Check back daily to see the product and enter to win! We love the neutral with a pop of yellow in these custom Jeffrey Alan Marks for Kravet pillows ($600). Think these two pillows are […]

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Acts of Gratitude: Week 1, Deliver a Pie

For the month of August, Southern Living has teamed up with Tiny Prints to celebrate gratitude, which is defined as the quality of being thankful. As a new school year is about to begin, schedules and life will become hectic, and crazy at times. In all the busyness, we may sometimes forget to say thank you and show gratitude when we should. Each […]

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Grumpy’s 32 Tips For 32 Years

Today marks the start of Grumpy’s 33rd year of not being fired from Southern Living. I know, I know — how could any organization overlook more than three decades of sarcasm, bad taste, poor judgment, and blatant snarkiness? I still remember my first day on the job. I was 10 and had to sit on what was called a “telephone […]

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31 Days of Idea House Giveaways: Day 2, 19th Century English PearlWare Creamer and Sugar

Love the 2015 Southern Living Idea House? Every day in August, we are giving away the items you need to make the look your own.  Check back daily to see the product and enter to win! Virginia is known as home to some of the best antique malls in the country. This 19th Century English PearlWare Creamer and Sugar retail […]

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31 Days of Idea House Giveaways: Day 1, Bottoms-Up Drinks Table by Bunny Williams Home

Love the 2015 Southern Living Idea House? Every day in August, we are giving away the items you need to make the look your own.  Check back daily to see the product and enter to win! Handcrafted of wrought iron and topped with a beige lacquer-finished circular top, this Bottoms-Up Drinks Table by Bunny Williams Home ($950.00) would make the perfect […]

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