Kate Phillips Robertson

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Hangout Fest: A Look Behind The Scenes With Co-Founder Lilly Zislin

During this past weekend’s Hangout Fest, we had the opportunity to spend a morning with co-founder, Lilly Zislin, and learn a little bit about the creators behind this hugely successful event. Before Lilly and her husband, Shaul, launched the festival six years ago, they were seasoned business owners with two restaurants—The Hangout (the festival’s namesake) and The Gulf—several Surf Style shops, and various […]

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Five Bands to See at Hangout Festival

Hangout Music Festival—located on the sunny beaches in Gulf Shores, AL—is days away and you have shown your excitement for this Southern festival in the comments of our ticket give-a-way. We have listened to you all and want to make sure that you don’t miss out on the five following acts below, based on your top five picks. Hope to see you down […]

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Hangout Music Fest Ticket Giveaway

Southern Living has been a fan of  Hangout Music Fest since its debut in 2010. That’s no surprise, as the three-day festival takes place right on the beach in our home state of Alabama, and always pulls together an impressive lineup of bands. This year (May 15-17) is no different. Headliners include Southern favorites such as the Zac Brown Band, Houndmouth, and My Morning Jacket, […]

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Oklahoma Burger Belt, continued…

The Southern Living magazine photo team had the opportunity to follow a trail of burgers through central Oklahoma, as guided by George Motz and documented in our April 2015 issue’s “Oklahoma Burger Belt” piece.  Often we shoot hundreds of images that are edited down to 5 or 6 to create the story.  What happens to all of the rest?  In this case, these […]

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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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Real-Life Southern Wedding Photos That’ll Make You Swoon

Blame it on the mistletoe—winter break is a big time for engagements and weddings. Whether you had a proposal over the holidays or you’re planning for the big day, you’re sure to find inspiration in these real-life snapshots submitted by our readers. Amber Wilson’s reception dress is absolutely stunning! Dreamy! Jeni Rone submitted this set-up from Old Wide Awake Plantation […]

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The January Issue: What You Didn’t See

We had a good time putting together our January issue. The proof? This selection of outtakes from some of our stories. A visit to Pasture in Richmond, Virginia, is well worth it—this round of happy hour snacks, featured in “The South’s Best Cheap Eats,” each go for $2 to $3. Another of “The South’s Best Cheap Eats”: The Okonomiyaki (crispy […]

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Next Generation of Country Music Outtakes

In our January issue, writer Rachael Maddux profiles the musicians who are shaping Southern music now. Our editors and photographers traveled across the country to photograph these scene-shakers. Here, some images that didn’t make the issue. Plus, our exclusive “Biscuits & Jam” recording sessions with the artists. See the full feature in our January issue (page 71), on stands now. 

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You Made It! The December White Cake

The December white cake is one of our most popular recipes, so we asked you to show off how you recreated this year’s version—the red velvet-white chocolate cheesecake. Our hats go off to you on these gorgeous and delicious looking treats! Lindsay did a wonderful job recreating our cake this year and we just love that cake stand! A perfect […]

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Holiday Prep—Southern Style

Nobody does the holidays like a Southerner. From decked out trees, to elaborate gingerbread houses—and yes—even chic Christmas sweaters, here are our favorite shots that show how you are ringing in the holidays. Show us what you love about living in the South using #SouthernSnapshot on Twitter & Instagram for a chance to be featured on the site. 

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