5 Things You Need to Know in the South Right Now

Every Monday we bring you the Southern Living Hot List, a roundup of the five latest and greatest things to hit the South. Consider it your weekly update on our region’s most buzzworthy food, culture, and style news. 

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How to Kill That %$!#@&! Mole

The one critter I get most complaints about is a mole digging up the yard. “How do I get rid of this agent of Satan?” Forget about Juicy-Fruit gum, gas bombs, poison peanuts, or any other solutions you’ve read about on the internet. Here is the only thing that really works.

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Find Inner Pork Peace with Our Bacon Haikus (Add Your Own!)

So it’s International Bacon Day — a joyous occasion during which global citizens join hand in hand to celebrate one of our favorite foods. Sure, we could ramble on about its wonders, profess of its special place in Southern food, or make some sort of sculpture out of it.

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Send Southern Love with These Subscription Boxes

One of my favorite parts of freshman year at college was receiving care packages put together very carefully by my so-creative mother. (Sadly, the arrival of such packages became an increasingly rare occurrence as I became an upperclassman.) Now, four years later, I have found myself on the sending end of these packages, as many friends have moved across the country […]

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The Essential Guide To What To Toss (And Keep) After Labor Day

Southerners have an affinity for rules, etiquette, and guidelines—and our mothers and grandmothers especially honored the ones regarding fashion and seasonality.

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What to Pack In Your Makeup Bag This Labor Day Weekend

Who better than two beachside-living Florida beauty bloggers to tell you how to have your prettiest Labor Day yet? We asked Beth Beattie and Danielle Norcross of Palm Beach Lately to spill on the essential items they’ll be packing for their weekend getaway.

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Yes, You Can Put a Bow Tie on Anything and It’ll Be Instantly Cuter

This week we teamed up with Southern Proper and Onward Reserve to host a #putabowtieonit challenge for National Bow Tie Day—and y’all, choosing a winner is really hard. From cows in bows to a dapper cast-iron skillet, the entries were too good for us to choose just one (we could have a whole series on all the cute dogs alone!).

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The Best Southern Bow Tie Makers on National Bow Tie Day

We had so much fun with our first-ever National Bow Tie Day #putabowtieonit challenge. Later tonight we reveal our nominees for the winner, but first let’s take a look at some of our go-to Southern (and some honorary Southern) bow tie brands and how they got in on the #putabowtieonit fun.

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Charlotte Brings the Drama of High Fashion with the Pretty Elegance of Southern Style

Guest post by writer Adam Rhew  What sets Southern style apart is our commitment to the classics, blended with a fearless spirit to push boundaries. Few people strike that balance better than Laura Vinroot Poole, owner of Charlotte’s impeccably curated boutique Capitol, and one of the Southern Living’s 75 Most Stylish Southerners. So, I was hardly surprised when I heard she was planning to show Giambattista […]

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Should I Prune Off Crepe Myrtle Seeds?

Most people find the prospect of pruning only slightly less frightening than Carrie Fisher reprising her role as Princess Leia in the latest “Star Wars.” And one pruning question weighs upon them more than any other at this time of year. Should I prune off the seeds from my crepe myrtle?

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