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

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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Three Southern Galentines

Southern women know a thing or two about friendship. We keep our best friends on speed dial, and know that a good casserole and a hug fix a lot of heartache. In honor of Galentines Day, we bring you these gems of wisdom from Southern ladies:

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Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede Debuts New Look

Every Southerner must, at some point in his or her life, attend Dolly’s Dixie Stampede in Pigeon Forge, TN. An hour and a half show filled with horse riders, dancing, and Dolly Parton songs, all while eating an entire roasted chicken — only in the South. Today the Stampede kicks off its 28th year running with a new look. But don’t worry; […]

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Breaking News: Harper Lee To Publish A Second Novel

2/5 Update: Some sources are questioning the motives behind the release of the book. For more, read this story from al.com and this by NPR. And let us know — what do you think?    You could hear the audible gasps at the Southern Living offices this morning when we saw the Tweet: This, of course, is major. Lee is […]

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What To Do When Your Cable Goes Out During Super Bowl

Well, it happened to these Nashville friends of photographer Tyler Scott. Specifically, during the halftime show. Realizing that it wasn’t coming back any time soon, they made the best of a bad situation. From his blog: “We could have stopped there, said goodbye to the remaining friends, and called it a night. Instead, following a short trail of silly ideas, […]

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Birmingham Wins Bid For 2021 World Games

Feeling a little sluggish this morning? Then you need to watch this video. It was part of the efforts of Birmingham to win the 2021 World Games. And guess what? We won, beating several international contenders. (See, we told you the U.S. South was on the rise.) Birmingham is the first American city to host the games since Santa Clara, California […]

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Visit America’s Abbey Road: Muscle Shoals Tour A Must

Ok, that’s a big claim. But we think that a corner of Northwest Alabama qualifies. Specifically, the town of Muscle Shoals, where legends like Duane Allman, Etta James, and Wilson Pickett laid down tracks. You’ve probably heard about Muscle Shoals from the 2013 documentary with the same name. (And perhaps you’ve read our story on The New Sound of Muscle […]

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