The Daily South

Get Ready for Crepe Murder 2015!

It’s that most wonderful time of the year! Football is over, bored husbands aren’t sober, and crepe myrtles are near! It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Yes, Crepe Murder is back for its fourth incredible year, all made possible by two things — ignorant men armed with loppers and pruning saws and vigilant, sneaky readers like you armed […]

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Decorating Resolution 24: Try a Little Chinoiserie

As part of the 3 C’s of Southern Decorating (including checks and chippendale), chinoiserie continues to make a big comeback in modern Southern decor. Take a cue from Meg Braff’s design (pictured above) and choose a colorful chinoiserie wallpaper to set the tone for a happy guest room. Keep the look fresh with “updated fabrics and wallpapers that tweak these classic […]

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The End of the Confederacy and a Debut Novel

The Confederacy has collapsed, and Atlanta’s not much more than former kindling at this point. Also smoldering are the (former) marriages of several (formerly) Confederate women, now widows. And you can bet your bottom dollar they aren’t too happy with more than a few Union generals, particularly the infamously severe General Sherman.

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Make Your Own Valentine’s Day Coloring Cards

Abby Larson, founder of StyleMePrettyLiving.com, has set our hearts aflutter with her simple, fresh ideas for Valentine’s Day crafts. From creative cards, to a heartfelt celebration, we’re giving you all the ideas you need to step up your DIY game this month. Tune in each Friday for a new post from Abby. Moms are always looking for Valentines that don’t […]

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Poinsettia After Christmas — Now What?

You loved your poinsettia during the holidays, but (news flash!) the holidays are over. Now your plant is starting to look a little sad. One overarching question courses through your brain. What am I supposed to do with the dang thing now?

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Birmingham Wins Bid For 2021 World Games

Feeling a little sluggish this morning? Then you need to watch this video. It was part of the efforts of Birmingham to win the 2021 World Games. And guess what? We won, beating several international contenders. (See, we told you the U.S. South was on the rise.) Birmingham is the first American city to host the games since Santa Clara, California […]

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5 Great Interstate Highway Barbecue Joints

As I make my way across the South sampling barbecue, I spend a lot of time driving down winding two-lane backroads, for many of our best pit-cookers are found far off the beaten path. One of the great joys of such journeys is rounding a bend and spying the sign for a barbecue restaurant you’ve never heard of and hitting […]

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Decorating Resolution 20: Create a Hospitable Entry

Your entryway can quickly become a mess in a matter of minutes with things placed here and there, but don’t forget that it’s the first area your guests see when they arrive. Step back and evaluate the impression your entry gives off–inviting and detailed, or mismatched and cluttered? Even if you don’t have a formal entry, create a space near […]

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Five Things You Need To Know in the South Right Now

Every Monday we bring you the Southern Living Hot List, a roundup of the five latest and greatest things to hit the South. Consider it your weekly update on our region’s most buzzworthy food, culture, and style news.

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Decorating Resolution 19: Layer Your Rugs

Layering rugs is a quick way to pull pattern, color, and texture all across the room like in the Athens, Georgia living room (pictured above). The simple sisal covering the hardwoods corner to corner creates a neutral background for the patterned and striped rugs. Love a particular rug style, but don’t think it’s large enough for your area? Buy two! Separate […]

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