Kimberly Schlegel Whitman
Editor-at-Large, Southern Living

Recent Posts By Kimberly Schlegel Whitman

Stella Heads South

If you ever read my blog, you know what one item I would run in and grab if my house was on fire – my son’s portrait by Stella Ehrich.  It was painted when he was four, almost five, and I can’t wait until my daughter gets to that age so that I can have her portrait  done too!  I’m feeling especially […]

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National Margarita Day!

So, I know it is Monday and all but I couldn’t let a holiday like this go by without a Margarita Recipe!  The Green Dragon cocktail, by Yana Volfson of Enrique Olvera’s Cosme restaurant, is the perfect way to celebrate National Margarita Day! The drink is buttery on the nose with hints of green apple and sweet spring herbs and layers […]

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Drawing Straws for the Super Bowl

Do you know who you will be rooting for come Super Bowl Sunday?  Instead of just drawing straws, you can show your support by adding these darling sippers to your favorite signature celebratory drink while cheering on your team. They are easy to order from Aardvark Straws.  P.S. They have straws for your favorite NCAA teams too!

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Simple Southern Style for Spring

  I’m fascinated with all of this chatter about capsule wardrobes.  The thought of editing your closet down to 37 pieces seems like a daunting and difficult task, but when you read up on how it simplifies your life, it sure looks like a good idea!  After wasting so many hours in my own closet sorting through racks and piles looking for something […]

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As The Spur Stirs: A Cookbook With Purpose

Sometimes difficult experiences can inspire beautiful things. When Jacqueline Skeens Cavender lost her mother to cancer, she set to work on a cookbook that would raise awareness and funds for those facing their own battle with the disease. This is a fight her father, Russell Skeens, now wages. As The Spur Stirs features a collection of recipes from Cavender’s family, friends […]

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Easy Breezy 4th of July Cocktail

Did you know that the average drinker doesn’t typically make a cocktail if it consists of more than four ingredients? And when you are entertaining a big group at a 4th of July BBQ, do you really want to worry about fussing over drinks? Austin Cocktails comes to the party prepared with ready-to-serve, low-calorie craft cocktails that are perfect to serve […]

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One Room Challenge

Do you have a design project that you have been wanting to tackle for a while but couldn’t find the motivation? I did! The dining room at White Oaks Ranch was dark and gloomy and I have been wanting to revamp it but I just couldn’t make myself start. I’m an expert procrastinator when I want to be! That is […]

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A Tea Party Fit For a Royal

Are you as excited as I am about the Royal Baby’s upcoming arrival? I decided to put together a little English Tea Party inspired by the British Prince or Princess but you could give any party you host a royal twist! Whether it is a birthday for your own little prince or princess or a simple spring time get-together, I […]

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Lettuce Ware: Dodie Thayer is Back!

A few years ago, I did a story for Southern Living about alfresco entertaining. I was so excited by the assignment because it was my first as Editor-at-Large and it gave me an opportunity to pull out my Lettuce Ware! Do you know it? Do you have some? Did your mom have it on the table? It was at the height of its […]

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Hippity-Hoppity Easter’s On Its Way!

Don’t you love it when someone stops you in the street and asks you where you got something? I do! I love to share my favorite sources but I have never owned anything that gets as much attention as my daughter’s Luxe Bunny Coat from Little Goodall. It is made right here in Texas by the talented perfectionist, Molly Goodall, and I’m seriously not […]

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