Patricia Shannon

Recent Posts By Patricia Shannon

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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We’re Over the Moon for Spring Showers

Spring shower season is nearly upon us and our minds are reeling with all of the glorious excuses for showing off our Southern hospitality. From babies to brides, we just know our social calendars will soon be chock-full of Saturday afternoon soirees. We love to plan a menu, and flower arrangements, we’ve got your number, but when it comes to […]

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Sip & Flip Book Club: Long Man

This month, we dove into Long Man, the second novel from Southern author Amy Greene. This story of love, loyalty, and often-complex relationships had us hooked from the first page to the last. So, sit down a spell with your book club and discuss this month’s Sip & Flip selection with a little help from this brief 5 question reading guide. You’ll still […]

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Tigers & ‘Noles: Pin Your Team Spirit!

The lineup is set for a war on the turf at the BCS National Championship next Monday. Around SL, you might say we’re a house divided, but that doesn’t mean we don’t flaunt our colors loud and proud every chance we get. Before we call game on the 2013 football season, we’re sharing one more way to say “go team” […]

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Announcing the Hue of the Year (Drumroll, Please)

Today, the authorities of color at Pantone announced Radiant Orchid to be the 2014 Color of the Year. We must admit, we’re plum crazy over this royal hue. We’re jumping on this fashion moment just in time for the holiday social season. Here, our Pantone-inspired picks: Melrose Necklace, $150; noblehousedesigns.com  Black Velvet Long-Wear Cream Shadow, $25; bobbibrown.com  Damsel in a […]

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Tailgate Tents (Plus a Big Grocery Giveaway!)

For the past seven weeks, we’ve shared our favorite tailgate recipes, creeds, and football moments. This week, we bring our Publix giveaway posts to a close, but not without first sounding off on one more tailgate Southernism: We’re talking tents. If you frequent the tailgates of any number of football schools below the Mason-Dixon, you know we’re not referencing the […]

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Tailgate Drink of the Season (Plus a Big Grocery Giveaway!)

While the prime time Saturday night game is most assuredly the golden child of regular-season football matchups, there’s something about those early kickoffs that set our Southern hearts aflutter: brunch, anyone? Sipping a spicy Bloody Mary (from a monogrammed cup, of course) as the last of the morning fog lifts is the stuff that a tailgater’s dreams are made of. […]

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