Erin Shaw Street
Deputy Editor and pop culture aficionado, born and raised in Clearwater, Florida (yes, it's the South). Celebrates the iconic + modern South, always on the lookout for the next Southern tastemaker. Tell me your story: @erinshawstreet

Recent Posts By Erin Shaw Street

A Weekend in Pensacola

Spot dolphins, feast on sushi, and explore Naval history in a destination where beach meets downtown FRIDAY Palafox Street is the main artery of redevelopment and the heart of downtown. Having undergone a major revitalization in the past decade, it’s the perfect place to stroll, shop, and eat. At Carmen’s Lunch Bar, owner Mari-Carmen Josephs runs a Spanish-inspired communal-style restaurant, […]

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10 Best City Parks In The South

In honor of Earth Day, we’ve rounded up 10 of our favorite urban parks. We highly recommend getting up, heading outside and enjoying today in one of these destinations:

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Win A Stay At Beaufort’s Anchorage 1770

We are so excited about the new Anchorage 1770 in Beaufort, South Carolina. Built in 1770, it will be officially open for business May 1. Former Atlanta residents Amy and Frank Lessene have restored the waterfront building to its glory, and it is spectacular. With 15 guest rooms and more than 1,500 square feet of porches, the inn provides a gracious […]

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Lilly Pulitzer For Target Puts Black Friday To Shame

They were lined up in droves, Hunter Wellies on their feet, cell phones in hand. They’d talked to their friends and their mamas, having pre-gamed each and every item to secure. Today was no ordinary day for women across the South. Today was the day that Lilly Pulitzer for Target was released. This intrepid reporter went to Hoover Alabama’s Target […]

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5 Limited Edition Releases You Need In Your Life On Record Store Day

At Southern Living, we love Record Store Day. I mean, we dig our digital libraries of music, but nothing really beats vinyl. I still remember sitting in front of my parents’ record collection, underneath our big ’70s stereo, and thumbing through albums. Herb Alpert! The Village People! And my dad’s faded copy of “Woodstock: The Album.” I listened to them for hours […]

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Remembering Southern Icon Percy Sledge

One of the world’s greatest soul singers and Southern artists left us this morning. Percy Sledge, best known for “When A Man Loves A Woman,” died at 73 in Baton Rouge. In 1966, the hit song was recorded in Sheffield, Alabama (in the Muscle Shoals area). Though it was his most famous song, he’s also known for songs like “It […]

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Dressing St. Patrick’s Day Without Going Full-on Leprechaun

My name is Erin, and I take my Irish heritage very seriously. My maternal grandparents were born and raised in Ireland, coming to America as teenagers through Ellis Island. My late grandmother, Emily, had the most fabulous brogue and was quick to give us her no-nonsense advice (my favorite: “An orange in the morning and a glass of Hennessey at night […]

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Farewell To A Nashville Institution: The Boots That Remain

When I started working as a travel editor, it quickly became clear that I needed a pair of cowboy boots. For me it happened on a ranch in west Texas, where I had to ask to borrow a pair from the owner because there are some situations (hanging out with horses, walking through fields), that don’t call for office-lady ballet flats. […]

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Chick-Fil-A To Open In New York, Displaced Southerners Rejoice

Start spreading the news, the magic of everyone’s favorite Southern sandwich is coming to New York. The Atlanta-based restaurant will open a three-story, 5,000-square foot restaurant at 1000 Sixth Avenue this summer (see Crain’s New York Business). And we are here to tell you, there are some seriously excited New Yorkers. Though there is a small Chick-Fil-A outpost at NYU, until […]

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5 Best Places To Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day

Well, aside from Ireland, that is. We’ve rounded up some of the biggest, and most quirky St. Patrick’s Day in the South. Erin go braugh, y’all. 

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