Jeanne Lyons

Recent Posts By Jeanne Lyons

The Next Great Southern Crop?

Move over Italy and California — you’re not the only ones in on the olive growing business. Olive trees are a persnickety bunch, notoriously difficult to grow. But in a state more known for its peaches, one family has cracked the code. 

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Steal these Deals! More Twang for Your Buck

You can thank Nashville’s robust artisan scene for the city’s swoon- (and croon-) worthy style. From master boot cobblers to jewelry designers, there’s no shortage of homegrown talent. We rounded up nine of our favorites who are sharing some serious Southern hospitality with exclusive reader deals on their online stores through March 31. Now there’s something worth singing about. Kayce […]

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Snowed-In At Southern Living

When life gives you lemons, make the lemon pound cake from our February cover. This saying isn’t far from the truth for Southern Living staffers, who found themselves trapped at work due to the unexpected snow and ice storm that enveloped the South—including our hometown of Birmingham—this week. Cars were stranded, families were separated, and the whole town literally (and figurtively) […]

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Monogram Monday: Pottery Barn Pouch

Time for another installment of Monogram Monday! Here at Southern Living, we know the importance of fashionable-meets-functional accessories. That’s why we’re so enamored by these chic cosmetic pouches from Pottery Barn. (Personalized, of course!) Made with pure cotton, this machine-washable beauty bag is perfect for on-the-go or stay-at-home style. Get the Look: Personalized Alphabet Pouch, $16 (includes monogram); potterybarn.com Are you […]

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The February Issue: What You Didn’t See

From the best bars to the new supper club, our February issue is filled to the brim with the likings of room makeovers and citrus cake recipes. See the overflow of what didn’t make it on to the pages here. Besides being one of the hottest bars in the South, Cane and Table in New Orleans is serving some serious cocktails, […]

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Which Southern Oscar Nominee Will Win?

We were up early this morning to watch Oscar noms and the list is speckled with Southern stars and movies. Which ones are you pulling for? Best Supporting Actress Jennifer Lawrence of Kentucky, American Hustle Julia Roberts of Georgia, August: Osage County  Best Actor Matthew McConaughey of Texas, Dallas Buyers Club Best Picture Dallas Buyers Club 12 Years a Slave Tune in to ABC […]

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Monogram Monday: West Elm Tote

It’s time for another installment of Monogram Monday! We’re getting carried away by this Baggu bag from West Elm. The two-toned tote is simple and stylish, perfect for a trip to the gym or a long weekend. Made with 100% recycled cotton canvas and dipped in latex, this personalized bag is available in seven fabulous color combinations. Our color crush: metallic […]

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Monogram Monday: Kate Spade Stationery

It’s time for another installment of Monogram Monday! After receiving a plethora of presents from loved ones last week, ring in the New Year with some thoughtful, and oh-so-cute, thank-you notes. Southern ladies know the team at Kate Spade can do no wrong, including their playful yet chic stationery collection. Our current crush? This monogramed card set with black and […]

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Louisianans Reminisce on Cajun Christmas Tale

Alligators replacing reindeer? Only in Louisiana, where Cajun Night Before Christmas author James Rice created a muskrat-wearing St. Nick whose gators fly with different names (“Ha, Gaston! Ha, Tiboy! Ha, Pierre an’ Alceé…”). We asked five Bayou State tastemakers to share their favorite lines and memories from the swamp-based story, including beloved artist George Rodrigue who passed away last weekend. John Besh Profession: New Orleans-based […]

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Monogram Monday: Elle Bangles

Time for another installment of Monogram Monday! It’s no secret that we love the personalized gifts from Mark & Graham. From bags to bracelets, they know what Southerners want to gift (and receive!) for Christmas. Which bring us to the Elle Bangle. You can keep it simple with a single initial, or mix and match by stacking an assortment of […]

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