Southern Snapshot

A daily look at Southern life through the lens of Southern Living photographers


Yes, SXSW Is Still Southern

We were at SXSW for the first time this week. Yes, it was as big, and over-the-top, and crowded, but we loved every minute of it. And though it seemed the entire digital world had descended on Austin, we found plenty of moments that reminded us that the festival hasn’t lost its Southern charm. Case in point: 10 moments snapped […]

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Best of Southern Living’s Mardi Gras Instagram Takeover

The Mardi Gras celebration might be over, but definitely not forgotten. We’re counting down our favorite moments from this week’s #MardiGrasTakeover on our Instragram account. Plenty of soul and flavor straight from the Crescent City and beyond.

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Five Must-Follow Southern Instagrams

From chefs in Birmingham to designers in Asheville, we love a good Southern-filled Instagram feed. Here are five Instagrammers who love the South as much as we do and are reflecting it in their feeds. Follow ‘em! Hot & Hot Chef Chris Hastings proves it’s OK to take pictures of food. OK, he has an advantage, being a James Beard […]

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You Shot It: Valentine’s Day Weekend

Cooking a special meal for your sweetie? Making crafts with your kids? Going on a romantic stroll? We want to see how you are spending your Valentine’s weekend. Send us your snapshot using #SouthernValentine and we’ll repost our favorites.

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Snowed-In At Southern Living

When life gives you lemons, make the lemon pound cake from our February cover. This saying isn’t far from the truth for Southern Living staffers, who found themselves trapped at work due to the unexpected snow and ice storm that enveloped the South—including our hometown of Birmingham—this week. Cars were stranded, families were separated, and the whole town literally (and figurtively) […]

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Southern Snapshot: Let it Snow

From the mountains in West Virginia to the (usually warm) bayous of Louisiana, many Southerners are seeing unexpected flurries this week. But before your sweet tea freezes, we want to see your snow angles and Southern snowmen. Snap shots of your winter wonderland and tag us on Instagram and Twitter using #southernsnowday

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The February Issue: What You Didn’t See

From the best bars to the new supper club, our February issue is filled to the brim with the likings of room makeovers and citrus cake recipes. See the overflow of what didn’t make it on to the pages here. Besides being one of the hottest bars in the South, Cane and Table in New Orleans is serving some serious cocktails, […]

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You Shot It!

We love seeing your pictures of life in the South. Keep sharing using #SouthernSnapshot for a chance to be featured in an upcoming post. 

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Real-Life Southern Wedding Photos That’ll Make You Swoon

Blame it on the mistletoe—winter break is a big time for engagements and weddings. Whether you had a proposal over the holidays or you’re planning for the big day, you’re sure to find inspiration in these real-life snapshots submitted by our readers. Amber Wilson’s reception dress is absolutely stunning! Dreamy! Jeni Rone submitted this set-up from Old Wide Awake Plantation […]

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The January Issue: What You Didn’t See

We had a good time putting together our January issue. The proof? This selection of outtakes from some of our stories. A visit to Pasture in Richmond, Virginia, is well worth it—this round of happy hour snacks, featured in “The South’s Best Cheap Eats,” each go for $2 to $3. Another of “The South’s Best Cheap Eats”: The Okonomiyaki (crispy […]

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