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Easy Breezy 4th of July Cocktail

Did you know that the average drinker doesn’t typically make a cocktail if it consists of more than four ingredients? And when you are entertaining a big group at a 4th of July BBQ, do you really want to worry about fussing over drinks? Austin Cocktails comes to the party prepared with ready-to-serve, low-calorie craft cocktails that are perfect to serve […]

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Fly Old Glory With Pride – But Do It Right

Freedom’s natal day is here, Fire the guns and shout for freedom, See the flag above unfurled! Hail the stars and stripes forever, Dearest flag in all the world.   – Florence A. Jones In celebration of the birth of our nation, this weekend the flag of the United States will be displayed more prominently across the country than at […]

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You’ll Love This Lily

It happens every time. Just as I put to bed a brand new edition of The Southern Living Garden Book, somebody comes along with a great new plant. Since I couldn’t tell you about it in the book, I will tell you about it here. Behold Lilium ‘Kaveri’ blooming its bulb off in Grumpy’s garden.

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Decorating Tips From Bunny Williams With Design Chic

Few designers are more quintessentially Southern than Bunny Williams. So the fact that she is behind the interiors in the incredible 2015 Southern Living Idea House comes as no surprise. Long a favorite for choreographing stunning interiors, Williams leaves her distinctive mark everywhere she goes. From the rooms she decorates to the lines she creates, her flawless eye ensures that Williams’ […]

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No-Cook Appetizers for the Fourth

Whether you’re packing a picnic lunch or hosting a backyard BBQ for your 4th of July celebration, simplify your preparations with delicious no-cook appetizers. [Disclaimer: Some recipes may need a little blanching of this or boiling of that.] These quick-prep recipes will keep your kitchen cool: As flavorful as it is colorful, Green Pea Hummus is a good use for some of that […]

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A Southern Living House Plan Comes to Life

Nothing makes me happier than hearing that one of our Southern Living House Plans has gone from a dream on paper to a real live home. Randy and Dawne Bryan fell in love with our Simply Southern plan “because of its very simplicity” says, Dawne (aptly named I suppose). It evoked happy memories of time spent at each of their grandparents’ very similar, […]

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Tybee Island’s 1st Annual Craft Brew Battle at the Beach

It’s officially summertime in the South which can only mean one thing – hot weather. If you’re looking for a fun way to cool down look no further than Tybee Island’s 1st annual Craft Brew Battle at the Beach! Benefiting the Tybee Post Theatre, this one-night event features live music, fresh-popped movie popcorn, and most importantly, 15 Georgia breweries competing […]

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Bold Jewelry to Revamp Your Wardrobe

Lately, I’ve been on a mission to simplify: Buy less stuff and get more use out of the things I already have. When it comes to style that means shopping for less clothes and spending my pennies on a few great pieces of jewelry that can transform my existing inventory.

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It’s an Independence Day Makeover!

Hello again. I am so excited to be back here with you at The Daily South! It was such fun sharing with you this spring the remodeling transformation of my little cottage, and I can’t wait to show you the latest. Hopefully you have already seen the feature about the remodel, but if you haven’t just click here to check it out. […]

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The Mason-Dixonary: Spell

Hearing a certain word can tell you quicker than a road map that you’ve crossed the Mason-Dixon Line. Some terms are particular to the South, while others are just embraced more fondly here. Check back each Wednesday for more words that give voice to the spirit and soul of our region.

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