Mary Beard
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Recent Posts By Mary Beard

Southern Summer 30-Day Photo Challenge

Attention Southerners: We want to celebrate all the amazing ways you can spend a summer in the South—and we need your help! Join us in our first 30-Day Instagram Challenge! To Play Along: Re-gram the above photo today (it’s on our Instagram too), then each day follow the rule and share your best summer snapshots! We want to see what […]

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Etsy Shop of the Month: Thimblepress

Each month Dixie Chic is scouring the digital storefronts to bring you our favorite Southern artisans. From textiles to typography and everything in between, discovering truly unique Southern pieces has never been this easy—or this fun. The Shop: Opened in 2011, Thimblepress is the creation of Kristen Ley, a Mississippi State alumna and lover of graphics and design. After dabbling […]

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Uncorked Glassware: The Perfect Wedding Gift

The weather is warm and wedding season is well under way, which means most of us are planning what we’ll wear, where we’ll stay, and of course, what we’ll buy for our favorite betrothed duo! Keeping to the couple’s registry is always a safe idea, but if you really want to find a unique and memorable gift, check out one […]

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A Perfect Day in Dallas

In our Dallas Summer in the South Guide, fashion maven Abi Ferrin shared her itinerary for a perfect summer day in Dallas. To live like a local for a day start with a relaxing Tsada Yoga session, then have breakfast alfresco on the patio of Company Cafe. After mimosas and a tasty organic omelette, take the 20-minute drive to The Harbor at Rockwall […]

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The Best Drinks in Savannah

In our Savannah Summer in the South Guide, local fashion designer, stylist, and blogger Brooke Atwood told us where to sip a refreshing libation this summer—no matter what your drink of choice is. For a Good Cocktail hit up happy hour at The Jinx for the signature bloody mary garnished with string cheese, pickled okra, and a Slim Jim. For a […]

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Summer Shopping in Charlotte

In our Charlotte Summer in the South guide we tapped interior designer Barrie Benson for tips on the best shopping spots in Charlotte. If it’s a great deal you are after, Barrie recommends going to Hong Kong Vintage & Recycled on Central Avenue for chic accessories and breezy sundresses. To splurge on lust-worthy designer pieces such SUNO dresses, Nina Ricci skirts, and […]

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5 Southern Bands that Rocked Hangout

All eyes were on the South this weekend as musicians and music lovers descended on Gulf Shores, Alabama, for the 4th annual Hangout Music Festival. With one of the most eclectic lineups of summer, Hangout had acts to suit every kind of musical taste. Crowd favorites included Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, The Roots, Bassnectar, Stevie Wonder, and Ellie Goulding. […]

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Find Your Favorite Music Festival!

Nothing feels more like summer than taking in live music surrounded by thousands of your best friends. Luckily, the South is home to some of the best music festivals around, so tune into some of our favorites.

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Etsy Shop of the Month: Ceramica Botanica

Each month Dixie Chic is scouring the storefronts to bring you our favorite Southern artisans. From textiles to typography and everything in between, discovering truly unique Southern pieces has never been this easy—or this fun. The Shop: Going seven years strong, Ceramica Botanica is a pottery shop showcasing Texas-based Susan Rodriguez’s bright and eclectic custom pieces. After fulfilling a ceramics […]

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Rifle Paper Co. Debuts Cell Phone Cases

It’s official: Rifle Paper Co. is taking over all forms of communication, and we couldn’t be more thrilled. The brand that continues to produce our favorite stationery, journals, paper goods, and gifts debuted their cell phone cases for the iPhone 4 & iPhone 5 this week. The inaugural line features 10 different designs available in slim or inlay cases, making […]

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