Patricia Shannon

Recent Posts By Patricia Shannon

A New Jewelry Line That’s Just a Little Two-Faced (and a Giveaway!)

  Southern women are sugar and spice. We’re a little bit country, a little bit rock and roll. So, it’s no surprise that one of our own has created a covetable line of jewelry that pays homage to our double-barreled—and then some—charm.

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Sip & Flip: Spend a Day with Harper Lee

Travel along with Chicago Tribune journalist Marja Mills as she embarks on a friendship with one of the South’s foremost literary icons Harper Lee and her sister Alice Lee in this month’s Sip & Flip selection, The Mockingbird Next Door.

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All-Star Father’s Day Giveaway

Father’s Day is coming up quicker than Randy Johnson’s fastball, but before we induce panic, we’re here to offer respite from the seemingly hopeless search. We’ve rounded up an all-star giveaway of gifts that will show dad that he’ll always be your MVP.

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Our First Official Beach Read of Summer

This month, we’re diving into summer with our first beach read of the season, The Stories We Tell by Patti Callahan Henry. Set in Savannah, the latest novel from the Birmingham writer centers on Eve and Cooper Morrison, whose 21-year marriage may not be the fairy tale it seems.

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The Ultimate Southern Lit. Check List

As the voice behind New York Times best sellers, not to mention a big screen blockbuster, Emily Giffin knows a thing or two about writing a page turner.

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Chat With Casserole Queen Allison DeMarcus (And A Giveaway)

It’s a classic Southern fairy tale: Beauty queen meets country music star, and they fall in love and live happily ever after. Except for that time said country star invited the entire cast of Nashville to their Tennessee abode with less than 24 hour’s notice—don’t worry, more to come on that.

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Forget Italy, This Author is Digging the South

Frances Mayes had us swooning for the Italian countryside in her memoir Under the Tuscan Sun. Now, she’s taking the setting a little closer to home with Under Magnolia.  Released earlier this week, the story weaves together a Southern childhood full of mischief, hilarious anecdotes, and the sights and sounds of the Deep South. You better believe we devoured every page […]

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352 Pages, 1 Killer Cocktail

This month, our book club is dishing on Ruby: a Novel, the debut from Texas-native Cynthia Bond. After living in New York City, Ruby Bell returns to her hometown of Liberty and her once-glamorous life begins a downward spiral into insanity as she painfully addresses the buried secrets of her past. Under the binds of Liberty, a small township in […]

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Sip & Flip Book Club: The Weight of Blood

This month, we dove into The Weight of Blood,  debut novel from Missouri-native Laura McHugh. While the book won’t be on shelves until March 11, start planning your menu with the help of our Sip & Flip Party Menu. And feel free to save the date for your gathering just a few days after the book release—we guarantee, you and your […]

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Vera Bradley Valentine’s Giveaway!

Vera Bradley has been sending Southern hearts aflutter since we first locked eyes on their colorful quilted bags in 1982. More than 30 years and countless patterns later we’re still just as smitten. From Pink Elephants to this season’s hottest hue, Clementine (pictured above), it’s a match made in handbag heaven! This Valentine’s Day, we skipped secret admirers in favor […]

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