Patricia Shannon

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Beauty Secrets From My Mom, the Homecoming Queen

Marcia Miller Sparrow “There are two things my mother says never go out of style: inner beauty and the color red. When I was younger, I remember thinking that she must have slept in red lipstick because she always wore the perfect shade of crimson. Now that I’m older, we catch up over frequent mani-pedis—always opting for red polish, of […]

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Five College Football Cheerleaders Reveal The Secrets to Perfect Hair That Lasts

When you tumble, hurdle, and jump for hours—keeping your hair in tip-top shape isn’t easy. Five cheerleaders from the gridiron share their MVP (Most Valuable Product). 1. For touchdown worthy curls: “This berry-scented mousse is my all-time-favorite product. A quarter-size dollop gives curls lasting bounce without the crunch.” Herbal Essences Totally Twisted Mousse, $2.99. —Kerri Reid, Georgia Tech sophomore 2. To defend […]

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Extend Your Blowout With These Hair Savers

Yes, you can get away with third-day hair even in the dead heat of summer. Here’s how. 1. Tame flyaways: These dryer sheet-like wonder tools are no joke—just swipe through hair to tame any wild strays and boost shine. Redken Frizz Dismiss FPF 10 Fly-Away Fix, $25 for 50 sheets 2. Add volume: Actress Salma Hayek was inspired by her grandmother to create a […]

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Signature Spring Perfumes

You’ll be fresh as a daisy in these floral and fruity perfumes perfect for spring. Pick a bloom to find your new favorite. 1. Jasmine: This heady spring flower takes center stage in an undeniably feminine scent from bohemian fashion house Chloé. Love Story Eau de Parfum, $105; macys.com 2. Peony & Lavender: Light and elegant, this classic perfume makes a […]

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Magnificent Mom Giveaway

We have more exciting Mother’s Day giveaway news coming your way! We’ve partnered with a number of brands to bring you the ultimate treat-yourself package for our favorite super moms. Giveaway includes: A Laurel & Wolf Premium Design Package worth $499 $300 certificate toward activity kits and toys from Seedling $200 certificate toward luxury bedding from Crane & Company An […]

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Mother’s Day Keurig® Brewing System Giveaway

The countdown to Mother’s Day is on. We’ve got you covered with heart-warming homemade gifts and presents that are just a click away, but now we’re focusing on a gift idea that isn’t necessarily crafty, but most assuredly caffeinated. The best part is, it could be yours for free. We’ve got you hooked, don’t we? We’re partnering with Keurig® for a 2.0 K550 […]

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Restored St. Roch Market Opens Its Doors to New Orleans

Step inside the newly renovated St. Roch Market in New Orleans’ historic St. Roch neighborhood and the nostalgia of a bygone time and place is suddenly not so far away.

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In Austin for SXSW? Here’s Your Locals’ Guide to the Best Nightlife

The countdown to SXSW is on! As droves of revelers invade the city to take part in the nine day extravaganza, we enlisted Billy Nachman and Hobson Brown, co-founders at Austin-based Criquet Shirts (1603 S. 1st Street, Austin, TX 78704) to help us map out the must-visit after-hours spots that will help you take to the scene like a true Austinite. 

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What Color Is This Dress?

If you think it’s gold, think again… Just kidding! Love it? We do too. Click here to buy. Happy Friday!  Love, your friends at Southern Living

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Set Your Site on Reese

Roots are in this spring—specifically, those of the Southern variety. Though Reese Witherspoon is just the latest star to jump on the lifestyle site movement (enter Goop, Preserve, etc.), Draper James, her iteration on the Hollywood trend du jour has our attention. We received another scoop yesterday via parenting site Cricket’s Circle on what we can expect from the Nashville-native’s […]

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