Hot List: Valentine’s Day Special

Every month we bring you the SL Hot List, a round up of the latest and greatest things to hit the South. Consider it your monthly update on our region’s most buzzworthy food, culture, and style news. Become your own sommelier…Sort of. The new Grand Bohemian Hotel in Mountain Brook Alabama offers wine blending classes for the couple who wants a romantic and […]

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How To Mend A Broken Branch

Faithful reader, Karen, writes, “The recent snow split one of the main branches of my crepe myrtle. Do I need to cut off that branch or can I repair it somehow? Cutting it will ruin the tree’s symmetry.”

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5 Ways Vitamin C Can Boost Your Beauty Routine

Growing up, your mother probably stressed the importance of taking daily vitamins. Whether or not you listened to her, she was on to something. It turns out Vitamin C is one super vitamin that can work wonders on everything from signs of anti-aging to nail growth. Since Vitamin C is water-soluble, it’s important to get a daily dose of it […]

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Mason Jar Terrariums

  Here at Southern Living, we love a good DIY. Based in Atlanta, Georgia, the Craft Box Girls – led by craft guru Lynn Lilly – are creating fun, easy-to-make projects to spice up your entertaining, wedding planning, or holiday gifting. Check back every other Thursday for some DIY inspiration. Are you craving greenery and dreaming of warm spring days in your garden? […]

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Best Places to Welcome Spring

Flowers are peeking through the dirt, trees are preparing to bud and the sun is shining just a bit more. The first day of spring must be close!   I’ve always loved the new beginnings that spring brings, which is also why it’s one of my favorite times of the year to get away and reconnect with my loved ones, […]

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The Importance of Being John

Caroline Hamilton is a graduate of UNC Chapel Hill and has her MFA in Creative Writing from The New School. After a decade in New York, Hamilton and her husband, Eric, are moving back to North Carolina to give their son a Southern childhood. When our son was born, my husband and I gave him the first and middle names John Findlay […]

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Swoon Worthy Gifts for Valentine’s Day

Presents for Valentine’s Day that include chocolates, flowers, and teddy bears are things of the past. Surprise her with thoughtful gifts from some of our favorite Southern artisans and watch her fall in love. If She’s Looking for Luxury: Grab this rejuvenating scrub for the girl who loves to pamper herself. The coffee exfoliates and revives the skin, while the mint gives […]

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Spread the Love with Sister Schubert’s

When I was growing up in Troy, Ala., my parents never booked a sitter on Valentine’s Day. The most romantic day of the year even happens to be their wedding anniversary, but they made the whole holiday about celebrating the love we had as a family. They hung out around the house with my siblings and me instead of stealing […]

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The Mason-Dixonary: Like to Have

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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What Surprising (and Sexy) Food is a Must-Have for Your Love This Valentine’s Day

Food is sexy. It has long been a ritual for dating and romance. When you ask “What are you doing with your boyfriend/husband/date for Valentine’s Day?”, often the answer is a romantic dinner. Maybe, if you’re really lucky, HE will be the one to cook. Food plays a big part in how we woo each other, and how we show that we care. […]

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