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

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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We Called It First: World Loves Hurray For The Riff Raff

The music world was quite a buzz this week, with Hurray For The Riff Raff’s major label debut making major waves. NPR, Paste, SPIN — all wrote glowing reviews for “Small Town Heroes” by the New Orleans group.

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Instagram This: Southern Happy Hour

In honor of our “South’s Best Bars” story, yesterday marked Southern Living’s second annual happy hour. Around the South we raised our glasses to the rise of cocktail culture, and enjoyed some great bar snacks too. Here are some of our favorite snapshots from Instagram (#southernhappyhour). Cheers, and hey — show us your favorite Southern bars — the cocktails, food, […]

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5 Reasons We’re Proud To Be Southern (Snow Edition)

We were all stunned yesterday when snow storms gripped parts of the South, including our hometown of Birmingham.  This morning there are still people stranded, and we’re praying for their safety. As those of us in Alabama and affected states try to get home, we’re counting our blessings for the good things that have happened and how Southerners have risen […]

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Next Great Neighborhood: Columbia’s Main Street

For years, the stretch of road extending from the South Carolina State House was where senators mixed with shoppers and University of South Carolina students, where people from all over town came to dine and mingle. As people moved to the suburbs, buildings were shuttered. But now, as Columbia residents reclaim downtown, the five blocks between Gervais and Blanding are back. Here, […]

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Made in the South: Shockoe Denim

Anthony Lupesco grew up playing among the sewing machines of his parents’ Italian factory, which serviced posh fashion houses in Europe, including Versace. (His father, Pierre Lupesco, was a creator of the Made In Italy brand.) Anthony later studied fashion design at the Academy of Arts in San Francisco. After, he returned to the Mid-Atlantic region where his family had […]

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Next Great Neighborhood: Downtown Roanoke

Situated West of the Blue Ridge and east of the Allegheny Mountains, Roanoke, historically known as the cultural hub of southern Virginia, is experiencing a resurgence downtown. A burgeoning medical and education sector has helped fuel the district’s evolution as young professionals choose to live in lofts within walking distance of galleries, parks, and a seven-days-a-week farmers’ market. Locals aren’t the […]

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Dazzle Your Friends, Impress Your Postman: BATCH NASHVILLE Giveaway

Remember how you were so excited when you were the first to get Birchbox, getting all those surprise beauty treats delivered to your doorstep? Well, we have one better for you. Sure, we still love the big subscription boxes, but are most excited by a new subscription service that delivers products made in the South— specifically, one of our hottest […]

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Are You Thankful To Be Southern?

We are. We’re thankful for this amazing region, of the food, community, and pride of place we share. All year-long we love the South, and in November we’re kicking it up by calling out some of our favorite reasons. To start things off, we’re offering up this graphic. Share it on your social networks to show your pride. And let […]

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