The Daily South

5 Tips For Your Screened-In Porch from Designer Elle Cole

We’re not yet facing the heat of summer, so it’s the perfect time to enjoy your porch. Elle Cole, of Elle Cole Interiors, is a Dallas-based interior designer who’s known for creating outdoor living spaces with indoor functionality and feel. She honed her skills with architect James Langford and decorator Betty Lou Phillips, and, in 2012, she opened her own design firm […]

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Derby Tips and Essentials

It happens every year, on the first Saturday of May: a stampede of strangely named, perfectly groomed and stunning colts galloping 1.25 miles to prove a preeminent status. While watching jockeys outfitted in flashy silks and whipping robust horses around a track for two minutes may be of little interest to many Americans, to locals, Derby is one of the most highly anticipated events of the year! […]

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Entertaining and Fashion Inspiration for the Kentucky Derby

The Kentucky Derby is one of my favorite times of the year, since it’s the perfect opportunity to get dressed up and don a hat. The weather is typically warm and sunny, and everyone is sipping on mint juleps. 

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Panama City Beach Dreaming

When I heard that Panama City Beach would be celebrating its 80th anniversary this year, I got a little nostalgic. One of my favorite pictures of my dad was made there in January 1961—a snapshot taken by my mother during their honeymoon. For years, our family rarely vacationed anyplace else. We’d usually stay at a little mom-and-pop motel with cinder-block walls, a […]

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A Taste of Merroir on the Virginia Oyster Trail

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. Historically, Virginia and the Chesapeake Bay were a haven for oysters. Journals from the crews that sailed with Capt. John Smith (of Pocahontas and Jamestown Settlement […]

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Refreshing Homemade Popsicles (Video)

If you’re looking for a fun and creative treat to make this spring, then I’ve got just the fix for you! Homemade popsicles are not only a fun activity to do with kids, but they’re also a healthy dessert option that everyone will love. The best part is that they couldn’t be any easier to make! All you need is coconut […]

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Chicken Salad Chick’s Grape Salad Recipe

Here at Southern Living, we love Chicken Salad Chick. The brand was born in August 2007, when Stacy Brown decided to open a business to support her three children. She had always loved chicken salad – a Southern staple, in our book – and decided to start selling locally to make ends meet. She tried more than a dozen recipe variations, […]

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Kill Those Root Suckers!

You’ve done the right thing. You’ve cut down that stinking Bradford pear. But you didn’t remove the stump and roots. So now a million suckers are sprouting from the spot. Lord-a-mighty, what’s a homeowner to do? Let Grumpy explain. When you cut down trees, some grow back and others don’t. Needle-leaf conifers, such as pines and spruces, almost never grow […]

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Dream Catcher-Inspired Flower Crown

Whether you’re looking for a fun festival accessory, a unique bridesmaid flower crown or just a creative summer DIY, we love this beautiful headpiece by floral expert Ron Wendt of Ron Wendt Design, a native Texan who’s behind the exquisite floral events of Louis Vuitton, Chanel and Cartier. The Project: Dream Catcher-Inspired Flower Crown Level: Moderate Materials: Pipe cleaners/chenille stems Raffia ribbon 1″ wide organza ribbon Fern fronds (we […]

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7 Secrets To A Healthy, Lush Lawn

We’re full-blown into spring, and the indications are all around us: the flowers are blooming, the winds are warming, and the neighbors are beginning to shape up their lawns. The National Association of Landscape Professionals wants to make sure that you’re not the odd one out on your block, so follow these seven secrets to a beautiful yard. 1. Test your soil […]

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