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

Is Elkmont, Alabama the next Marfa?

If it’s up to Tasia Malakasis, Elkmont Alabama will be the next Marfa. The place where all the cool kids travel miles out of their way to get to. We think she’s onto something.

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The High-Low Guide to Lexington, Kentucky

You’ve heard it here: Lexington is one of our new favorite cities. Amid the lush, rolling hills this area is famous for, there’s a renewed spirit in the Horse Capital of the World.

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10 Reasons To Visit Tupelo Now

We’ll let you in on a little secret: Tupelo is getting seriously cool. Yes, the city is known for being Elvis’ birthplace and mighty proud of this fact (as it should be). But on a recent trip we absolutely fell in love with this small Mississippi town, for its legends and its new energy. 

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Three Unforgettable Pieces of Wisdom Maya Angelou Shared with Us

We are saddened today to hear of the passing of the legendary Maya Angelou. The St. Louis, Missouri, native (who spent part of her youth in Stamps, Arkansas) later made Winston-Salem, North Carolina, her home.

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Exclusive: New Orleans Chefs Want To Eat With You (In Alabama)

If there are two things we love it’s New Orleans chefs and Gulf seafood. Seriously, who can get enough? Today Fisher’s at Orange Beach Marina announces the chance to dine with some of the Big Easy’s Best Chefs. Called Southern Grace, the new dinner series kicks off April 17 with chef Justin Devillier from La Petite Grocery. Others on the lineup […]

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AJ McCarron and Katherine Webb Engagement Dinner!

It’s official: one of the South’s most adorable couples are tying the knot. We got a peek at their engagement dinner, celebrated at Fisher’s at Orange Beach Marina in Orange Beach, AL (which we named as one of the South’s Best Bars). The former Alabama quarterback and prospective NFL player told his unsuspecting bride-to-be and former Miss Alabama that they […]

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Yes, SXSW Is Still Southern

We were at SXSW for the first time this week. Yes, it was as big, and over-the-top, and crowded, but we loved every minute of it. And though it seemed the entire digital world had descended on Austin, we found plenty of moments that reminded us that the festival hasn’t lost its Southern charm. Case in point: 10 moments snapped […]

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Will A Computer Plan Your Next Dinner Party?

At SXSW Interactive this week, everyone was vying for attention. Everywhere you turned there was someone doing a demonstration with a 3-D printer or posing for a photo with Grumpy Cat. We didn’t get to hang with Grumpy Cat. But… We did visit with a Southern-born chef who is working to fine tune supercomputer technology to create recipes based on […]

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How Southern Gentlemen Won The Oscars

No doubt about it: our Southern boys Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto are all grown up. And these two fine Southerners owned the Oscars last night (each taking home a statue for “Dallas Buyers Club,” Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor, respectively.) It feels like just yesterday we were watching Matthew do “alright, alright, alright,” in “Dazed and Confused,” and […]

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The Must-Have Subscription Box Everyone’s Talking About

Last fall, we told you about a new subscription service that delivers handpicked artisan products to your door. Launched in Nashville, BATCH is expanding to include goods from other Southern cities. Here’s how it works:

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