Caroline McKenzie

Recent Posts By Caroline McKenzie

Instant Classic: Monogrammed Leather Gloves

Here at Southern Living, our style editors have hundreds of products come across their desks each month. (Yes, hundreds—you should see our daily FedEx delivery!) That being the case, it takes something extra special to make each and every one of us, from the trendiest to the most traditional, stop in our tracks and declare, “I’ve got to have those!” […]

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Food, Fellowship, and Miles of Decorations

Progressive dinners (meals with each course in a different location) serve up the very best of a Southern Christmas: food, fellowship, and miles of decorations. Reserve a spot at one of these favorites from around the South. Cape Charles, Virginia. Guides guests to Victorian homes via a luminary-lit path. December 6, $40; northamptoncountychamber.com Charleston, South Carolina. Transports attendees to three […]

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Sip & Flip Book Club: Someone Else’s Love Story

Welcome to the second installment of our Sip & Flip Book Club. This month we’re spotlighting, Someone Else’s Love Story (November 19; Random House) the new novel from Georgia author Joshilyn Jackson (Gods in Alabama, Between, Georgia, The Girl Who Stopped Swimming, Backseat Saints, and A Grown-Up Kind of Pretty). Jackson’s latest work follows the set-in-the-South love story of Shandi Pierce–a spread-too-thin single […]

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Monogram Monday: Gold Bobby Pin Set from Anthropologie

It’s Monogram Monday! Today we’re completely  smitten with these monogram bobby pins from the stylish staple Anthropologie. The gold-plated hair accessories come in an affordable set of four and add a ladylike polish to both holiday party up-dos and oops-I-slept-too-late quick fixes. Yep, Anthro has really pinned down a winner! $24; anthropologie.com 

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Monogram Monday: Win These Aprons from Marcy Butler Designs!

Thanksgiving is just around the corner and like any good Southern hostess we plan to look impeccable. Not just at the dinner table. But all day long. That’s why this year we’ll be sporting these luxe monogrammed aprons from D.C.-based Marcy Butler Designs. Made from Italian linen,  cut in super-fashionable (i.e. not frumpy) silhouettes, and available in both adult’s and children’s sizes, […]

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Monogram Monday: Lacquered Jewelry Box from C. Wonder

Happy Monogram Monday! If you’re like us, you’ve probably already fallen hard for C. Wonder. The clothing, accessories and decor retailer may have New York roots, but its colorful designs, affordable prices and ability to monogram, oh, almost everything just screams Southern. Today we’re spotlighting one of our favorite C. Wonder finds: The Lacquered Jewelry Box. Available in navy, white, […]

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Made in the South: R. Riveter Handbags

For military families, frequent moves are a way of life. And with the average enlisted soldier relocated every two to three years, it’s often difficult for his or her spouse to pursue or maintain a single career path. Enter R. Riveter, a one-of-a-kind handbag company that helps families on the move.

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Monogram Monday: Win These Boot Socks from Lola Lane!

Time to bundle up with a cozy monogram! These super-soft cable knit socks are the perfect accessory for our favorite fall must-have–leather riding boots. The creation of Etsy seller Lola Lane of Baton Rouge, the cotton toe-warmers are available in three versatile colors (cream, white and navy) and countless embroidery options. We love the idea of sporting them with dark […]

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Author to Author: Michael Morris Interviews Lee Smith

For forty-five years Lee Smith has been publishing fiction that is chock-full of true-to-life characters and rooted in a strong sense of place. Her latest novel, the newly released Guests on Earth, is no exception. When Evalina Toussaint, the troubled orphan child of an exotic New Orleans dancer ends up in a famous mental hospital in 1936, she finds herself in […]

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Monogram Monday: Win This Gold & Diamond Necklace from Golden Thread

Why is that Southerner’s love monograms more than anyone? I have a theory that it’s due, in part, to our deep desire to put down roots that keep us connected to (and, ahem, not forgotten by) future generations. Emblazoning our initials on everything certainly does just that. Today we’re teaming up with the talented team at Golden Thread to giveaway […]

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