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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Five Days, Five Dinners: 5 Ingredients or Less

Weeknight chaos can make putting a home-cooked meal on the table a daunting task. Don’t fret—our handy meal planner relies on a few key ingredients and gives new life to leftovers, so you can serve a delicious meal each night no matter what.

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The Rose of Fall

On a walk through the neighborhood yesterday, I came upon a glorious shrub with white, pink, and red blooms. It’s the rose of fall that’s not a rose at all.

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Here’s a Look at Fall’s Favorites

Has anyone been outside lately? It looks like the South has survived the brutal end of summer once again. Stiff, suffocating heat has given way to fall’s crisp breezes and pleasant skies, and treetops are adorned in gold.

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8 Southern Items To Buy Now

Fall has arrived, but here in the Southern states we are still seeing occasional 80-degree days. For those of you who need a little retail therapy but aren’t ready to start making wool-only purchases, check out a few transitional pieces by Southern brands we love. Leather Koozie A cognac-colored koozie with gold accents raise the bar on dapper accessories. $46, whitewinglabel.com Comfy Polo Shirts Oh-so-soft organic […]

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DIY Your Way to a Pretty and Practical Bathroom Vanity

With the limited space most bathrooms provide, the stakes for beautiful and functional furniture are high. You want pieces that are both attractive and useful, and you want them on a budget. If you’re agreeing, you’re in luck!

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Finding The One: Home Bowtie Try-On For The Groom

When it comes to selecting the groom’s wedding-day attire there are a few important factors to consider. Start with the overall feel of  the wedding. Will your ceremony be traditional or laid back?

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No Acorns Means No Squirrels — I’m Good With That

I have this big chestnut oak in my back yard that drops about a ton of big, meaty acorns in fall that squirrels relish. However, a brief examination of the tree yesterday revealed very few acorns this year. Without this vital food source, those fluffy-tailed rats might starve. Aw, nuts.

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Remembering One of the South’s Most Beloved Dogs

Emmylou Harris’ big black dog–yes, the same one responsible for inspiring her song “Big Black Dog”–has passed away. The dog meant the world to Harris and inspired more than just songs. In fact, Bella is the symbol for her Nashville-based. nonprofit, Bonaparte’s Retreat. According to the website, it “is dedicated to providing nurturing care for adoptable dogs when their allotted […]

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Love at First Sight: A Sweet Tennessee Wedding

Today’s wedding is like a breath of fresh air. The sky blue-and-white color scheme is soft and elegant, Butterfly Gap Retreat is a slice of scenic Tennessee heaven, and the bride and groom, Mandy and Ben, could not be sweeter together. Mandy knew from the day she met Ben that he would someday be her groom, and the sweetly simple […]

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