Off the Pit & Outside Brown: A BBQ Glossary

Not too long ago, on a barbecue tour through North Carolina, I was dining at one of the many esteemed joints in Lexington when I slipped up and made a rookie mistake. “Can I have some extra sauce on the side?” I asked my waitress. “You mean dip?” she said, sweet as could be. “Yes,” I said, my cheeks flushing […]

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Lilly Pulitzer for Target: The Look Book Released

Since the announcement that Target was teaming up with Lilly Pulitzer, we have been anxiously awaiting its arrival. We are excited to say that the wait is finally over. You can now browse the entire look book for Lilly Pulitzer for Target.  Even more exciting is the news that the collection will be available to purchase on April 19th, just in time for your […]

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Pruning ‘Knock Out’ Rose — When, Why, and How

Faithful reader Mandi Villa writes, “I love my ‘Knock Out’ rose, but it’s getting too big. Can I prune it without killing it?”

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#TBT Southern Living June 1984: Seaside

  Spring break season in the South has us throwing it back over 30 years to the first time that we featured Seaside in the magazine. At the time this community was only 3 years old with a few streets and about a dozen houses. The article states, “The homes there evoke memories of summers long ago and show what all of […]

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Designer Heidi Elnora Stars in New Reality Show “Bride By Design”

Alabama-based wedding gown designer Heidi Elnora has always had an eye for design, and now she’s offering brides and fans alike a behind-the-scenes look at the design process with her new reality television show, Bride By Design. The series premieres with back-to-back episodes Friday, March 27 starting at 9/8c on TLC. “You’re going to see through my eyes how I […]

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The Best Easter Book Ever

My family has always loved Easter–more than any other holiday. Growing up, I would always have two Easter baskets on Easter morning: one for collecting hidden eggs in the garden, and another filled with presents. In it would always be an Easter book. I have kept almost all of them over the years, some more worn than others. My favorite […]

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The Perfect Gift For Her Easter Basket

Once Again Sam has crafted this year’s it present for your daughter’s Easter Basket. The collection of laser cut wood pendants called “Curious Cameos” offers pert designs in fresh spring colors; bunnies and botanicals, unicorns and bees, home states and silhouettes (mounted on silver, brass or copper-hued fittings and chains). Sarah Mandell is the enchanter behind Once Again Sam. Her […]

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What Every Picnic Basket Needs (Besides a Corkscrew)

Clad in her signature pearls and slingbacks, Vilma Mazaite, the impeccably dressed director of wine at LaV restaurant in Austin, curated one of the most prestigious cellars in town. And while she loves to introduce customers to obscure grapes and the best crus from Burgundy, she’s far from a wine snob. Mazaite, who was just honored as one of Food & […]

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How To Transform Your Bedroom into a Restful Retreat

Got a busy, mismatched bedroom that’s giving you nightmares? With just a few simple changes it’s easy to turn even the worst case into a dreamy escape from it all. Simple swaps like ditching bold colors for a neutral palette can totally transform any space. Follow the video link below and watch as our friends at Real Simple give you all the tips and […]

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Pack Your Bags! Weekend Getaway to the Lowcountry

We all love a spontaneous weekend getaway. Sometimes last-minute trips create the best memories, so, with that in mind, we have the perfect getaway planned for you this weekend! We’re sending you off to the picturesque town of Beaufort, South Carolina. Beaufort is located on Port Royal Island in the heart of the Lowcountry. This city is known for its beautiful landscape and the preservation of historic antebellum […]

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