Zoë Gowen

Recent Posts By Zoë Gowen

Mother’s Day Porch Makeover Giveaway

Rounding out our week of Mother’s Day giveaways, we’re giving one lucky mom a special package to spruce up her porch just in time for Memorial Day weekend.

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What’s with the Pineapple?

In the seafaring days of early America, ship captains would place the eye-catching fruit on a fencepost to mark the return home from a long voyage. Gradually, it became synonymous with hospitality. Today, the pineapple’s striking good looks have cemented its spot as a design-motif darling. Welcome your guests with one of these fresh picks.

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The Best Valentine’s Gift in the South

We asked our super-stylish Editor-at-Large, Kimberly Schlegel Whitman, what she was giving for Valentine’s Day this year and she immediately responded! Here’s what she said: Have you discovered the microchip cookie yet? Well, cancel the trip to the drug store for that classic box of chocolates this year. I want to let you in on the secret to the greatest Valentine […]

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What We Loved At Atlanta’s Gift Market

I’ve just returned from Atlanta’s Gift Market where I’ve been surveying what’s new and fresh in the world of home goods. Check out my top three favorites (more to appear in the magazine soon!) — some are from companies we know and love and some are brand new companies. Jump on the wagon and see what’s coming to the shops […]

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Post-Holiday Thank You Notes

It’s time to get a move on to write thank you notes for all those Christmas presents you received. Even for the regifts — if they took the time to wrap it up you own them a note. To expedite your writing process, we rounded up 3 of our favorite designs — made in the South, of course. Also, if […]

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7 Easy DIY Mason Jar Gift Ideas

Looking for that last minute, perfect gift? Look no further than the mason jar–the mainstay of Southern entertaining that we always love. The hard working mason jar can be found working everywhere from in the kitchen party prep to tabletop decor. So, it’s high time that it moves up the food chain and into place as Christmas gift. Here are […]

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Editor’s Favorite: Mail-Order Christmas Greenery

It’s Christmas nearly 365 days a year around here. Under these working circumstances, it’s perfectly normal for us to be ordering Christmas trees in July, having our stylists whip up yards of garland in, oh-say March. Decorating an entire house for Christmas in the midst of the August heat in Montgomery, AL? No big deal for us because we have the […]

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We Party (Hard) with West Elm

Recently, we got together with the retail greats at West Elm to co-host a “Feast on the Farm” dinner party at Birmingham’s own Jones Valley Urban Farm to celebrate West Elm’s new Birmingham store. It was an absolute blast and filled with inspiring ideas, delicious recipes, great music, and even better creative-people mingling (Hey, what else would you expect?). Think you’d […]

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First H&M Home Store Opening in New Orleans

Christmas is coming early to the city of New Orleans! Everyone, from the Tulane undergrads to the Uptown ladies-who-lunch, are counting down to this Saturday, November 16 when H&M — the legendary Swedish department store known for high-fashion clothing at less than chain store prices and now home goods too — opens a 32,000 square-foot store located in the French […]

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Fall Decorating Round-Up!

Leaves are ablaze in color, sweaters and boots are out of the closet, and our clocks fell back this weekend — fall has really arrived. So, I thought I’d see how bloggers are welcoming the season-change. 1. Habitually Chic compiled an inspiring collection of images to make you happily embrace the chilly weather. Don’t miss the Elizabeth Coatsworth poem “November” […]

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