Frankly My Dear, I Love Your Lipstick

In honor of Gone With the Wind’s 75th anniversary, we’re celebrating this Southern belle, whose iconic style and personality has left a true and lasting impression. This holiday season is the perfect time to channel your inner Scarlett (or at least her looks), and thanks to Southern makeup artist Heather Smith, we have a beauty regimen fit for the sassiest of […]

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Alabama Chanin’s DIY Series: Paisley Tote

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 bath mats 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 […]

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Exclusive Series, Episode 3: ‘Check, Please!’ with Risa Binder

The Nashville-based singer (and expert dater) Risa Binder returns with the third episode of Check, Please!, a video series chronicling some of her worst dates (complete with songs she wrote about said dates!). This one follows her date with an aspiring comedian, one who uses props … “I went on a first date with a guy who was working on his comedy […]

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Chicken Mull: The Rarest Stew in Barbecue?

“You going to get mull?” asked the woman behind the counter at Hot Thomas Bar-B-Que. “We just made it fresh.” “Yes, ma’am,” I said. I had actually known I was going to order it the minute I spied it on the menuboard, for chicken mull is a rare bird in the world of barbecue. Most barbecue fans are well-acquainted with […]

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Christmas Morning Chaos!

I love the chaos of Christmas morning–all of the kids zipping around in their jammies, the wrapping paper torn off of the gifts under the tree and spilled around the room, the sweet mandarin oranges in the toe on my stocking. This year will be more special than ever because it is the first year that both my nephew and […]

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OMG! Look What They Did to This Amaryllis!

Do you think that plants have feelings? Then you might not want to read any further. On the other hand, if watching a bulb bloom its heart out for you shortly before it breathes its last makes your day, do I have the perfect holiday present for you! An amaryllis bulb coated in colorful wax!

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A Dazzling Holiday Appetizer You Can Make In 8 Minutes . . .Really!

In the late 1970s our mailbox was flooded with letters from distressed readers. They had a real problem on their hands. They wanted a way to save their Southern Living recipes, but they just hated to cut the pages of their magazines each month. So in 1979 the editors of Southern Living came up with a solution and published the […]

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Your Guide to the South’s Best Farmed Oysters

Once known for its seasonal abundance of wild oysters, the South now yields a fledgling bounty of farmed oysters meant for slurping fresh on the half shell. Here are a few of our favorite producers cultivating oysters from Virginia to Louisiana. 1. Rappahannock River Oysters: Topping, Virginia Cousins Ryan and Travis Croxton helped pioneer Chesapeake Bay oyster farming in the mid-aughts. […]

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Celebrating Hanukkah

The Festival of Lights is here! The team at The Daily South wish you and your loved ones happiness and good health this holiday season.

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Charm School: Social Media Etiquette

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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