The Daily South

Peach Bruschetta with Chef Nick of Saltyard

Peaches are coming into season, and we’re seeing Southern farmers and growers pulling up to the market with vibrant truckloads of our favorite stone fruit. We bring home baskets of juicy peaches, munch on them whole, make fresh ice cream, and bake thick cobblers. But, Nick Leahy has another idea. Executive chef and co-owner of Atlanta’s globally-inspired restaurant Saltyard, Chef Nick […]

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Be a Foodie VIP at The Grove Park Inn this season

Asheville’s Omni Grove Park Inn is a historic stay with breathtaking views and now there’s an in-season extra that makes a trip here over the top. The VIP Foodie Experience invites a small party (2-6 guests) to The Asheville City Market on Saturday morning to pick out the ingredients for a multi course dinner with one of their chefs. I don’t […]

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Patriotic Postage: The Southern Story of the Star-Spangled Banner Forever Stamp

During the month of July, pinwheels and porch flags are not the only patriotic decorations covering our neighborhoods in red, white, and blue. Even our stamps celebrate the Fourth. Here at Southern Living, we hold one stamp with a uniquely Southern story near and dear to our hearts. The Star-Spangled Banner First Class Mail ® Forever Stamp ®, issued on […]

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10 Must-Visit Farmers Markets in Virginia

Sponsored Advertising Content: Southern Living has partnered with Virginia.org to form a guest blogger network. Today’s post is provided by guest blogger Brittany Mullins of Eating Bird Food. Check back every Monday and Thursday for new ways to explore the state of Virginia.   As a foodie who loves to travel, I’m always adding food related activities to my travel itinerary and getting a […]

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Peachy Keen Mocktails with Love Child

Cristina Facundo Bocanegra began her lifestyle blog, Love Child, in Austin, Texas out of a desire to build a place to inspire modern parents on topics of style, wellness, advice, living, and beautiful stories about creative people. As a mom herself, she hated missing out on refreshing and exquisite cocktails – so she decided to introduce the Peachy Keen Mocktail. “As mocktails gain popularity on […]

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5 Great Flowers For Brown Thumbs & Butterflies

You desperately want beautiful flowers in front of your house all summer long and yet you haven’t acted. You’re not an expert, after all, and what if you pick the wrong flowers and they die pathetically and the neighbors snicker and you feel like a total loser? Fear not, faithful reader! Once again, Grumpy will save you. Here are five […]

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Beat the Heat at Lake Lanier Islands

Photo: lanierislands.com Lake Lanier Islands may be just the answer to cool off this season. Just 30 minutes north of Atlanta, the resort will remind you of anything but the city. You may feel like you’re back at summer camp with all the activities at this outdoor retreat. Picture yourself relaxing on the resort’s sun-kissed shores, ziplining through the wooded […]

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How to Give the Perfect Wedding Speech

With the expertise of Kate Cook, owner KBCook Weddings, and Neillie Butler, owner of Mariee Ami Wedding Planning Studio, The Daily South has compiled a wedding-speech-writing-guide for every Maid of Honor and Best Man. Summer is wedding season in the South, and one of the most beloved Southern wedding traditions is the rehearsal dinner toast. During these toasts, Maids of Honor […]

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The Eastern Shore: Virginia’s Best-Kept Secret

Southern Living has partnered with Virginia.org to form a guest blogger network. Today’s post is provided by guest blogger Brianna Simmons of Casual Travelist. Check back every Monday and Thursday for new ways to explore the state of Virginia.   Virginia is well known for its natural beauty, history and booming food scene, but the Eastern Shore is often overlooked. Bordered by Maryland, the […]

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Controlling Fire Ants — What Works, What Doesn’t

It’s a rule here in the South. Following a heavy rain on Sunday, on Monday your yard becomes a death zone dotted with little red clay volcanoes — fire ant mounds teeming with satanic assassins just itching to sting you and any other animal they can find. I truly believe this is why Karen Carpenter sang, “Rainy days and Mondays […]

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