Whitney Wright

Recent Posts By Whitney Wright

Artist We Love: Betsy Eby

This week, “Betsy Eby: Painting with Fire,” opens at New Orleans’ Ogden Museum of Southern Art, and we couldn’t be more excited. Not only does our staff covet Eby’s lyrical, ethereal paintings that have a restorative, happy-place quality, but the artist herself has a very special, contagious kind of soul. A classically trained pianist, Eby believes the kinetic experience from her […]

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Inspiring Spring Quotations

Hello misty mornings, fresh cut tulips and rain boots! Spring has officially arrived. To me, the best part of the season is everyone’s sudden motivation to rethink, renew, refresh and redo. It’s the time of year tasks feel more like hobbies; we organize sock drawers, write letters to old friends, weed the lawn, and embrace a fresh perspective on big things like work, money, […]

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Valentine Cake Decorating: Sugar Heart Stencil

Decorating a cake for Valentine’s Day? Ditch the piping bag for Pixie Stixx to create a stenciled sugar heart. Here’s how: 1) Cut a stencil from a sheet of paper. Try one big heart. Or lots of little hearts. 2) Sprinkle Pixie Stixx sugar, or fine sanding sugar, all around the stencil.  3) Almost done… 4) Gently lift the stencil from […]

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7 Reasons Why Southern Babies Have It Best

I just had my very first baby. And about a week into life with my little girl Vivian, I came to realize, as I shook off a spontaneous bout of crying and chugged my second cup of coffee, that there’s no better place for a baby to be born than in the American South.   Here’s why it’s grand to […]

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For a Luxury Escape in Quaint Rosemary Beach, Turn to The Pearl

Few communities are as quaint as Rosemary Beach, Florida. Swimsuit-clad kids pedal beach cruisers down streets, and darling boutiques pave the way from Scenic Highway 30A to the Gulf, where the hamlet’s white-sand beaches are dotted with sand castles and bright umbrellas. The Pearl, a sleek luxury escape (and the town’s only full-service hotel), adds to the magic.

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Secrets to the Ultimate PB&J (and to Becoming a Superhero)

This time of year, as kids head back to school, the greatest sandwich on earth makes multiple appearances in my kitchen.  I’m talking about the Peanut Butter and Jelly, of course.

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12 Rules for #GettingMarried in a Digital World

For today’s brides, especially those who dream of a traditional Southern wedding, it’s tricky to smartly incorporate social media and digital conveniences into the nuptials.

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5 Tips for U-Pick Success

If you need a reason to get off the couch, end a reality TV marathon and trade the hum of the air conditioner for summer’s chorus of crickets, here it is: it’s U-Pick season! U-Picks are a one-stop opportunity to get a great deal on killer produce, support a local business and catch some rays while you work.

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5 Reasons to Brake for Roadside Stands

No region has mastered the roadside stand like ours. From boiled peanuts to sun-ripened peaches to made-to-order po’boys, our highways and byways boast an astonishing variety of just-picked, hand-canned, fresh-caught, hot-fried foods.

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This Is The Prettiest Pie You’ll Ever Make

Looking to turn heads? We suggest you put on a twirly dress, slap on some lipstick, and walk into a party carrying our juicy homemade Honey-Balsamic-Blueberry lattice-topped pie (dress and lipstick are optional) that graces the cover of the June issue.

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