The Daily South

Upscale Crawfish Boil: Give Your Backyard Boil a Pinterest-Worthy Update

There are basically only two seasons in Louisiana—crawfish season, and the rest of the year. Tables piled high with seasoned crawdads, the first ears of sweet corn, and a few boiled potatoes are the surest signs that it’s time to break out the beer and toast to the arrival of warmer weather on the bayou.   Perhaps owing to the […]

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Pop Culture Meets Virginia Weddings

Sponsored Advertising Content: Southern Living has partnered with Virginia.org to form a guest blogger network. Today’s post is provided by guest blogger Chelsea LaVere of Tidewater and Tulle. Check back every Monday and Thursday for new ways to explore the state of Virginia.   Not only is Virginia pretty historical in all things American history, we’ve got a ton of cool modern day stuff […]

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The Only Good Place For A Weeping Willow

Courtesy of my friend, Seattle garden blogger and garden designer, Christina Salwitz, you are looking at the only kind of place a weeping willow should be planted. On the banks of a pond or lake. Nothing else around. With the owner’s house, driveway, sidewalk, pool, water lines, septic tank, pet cemetery, and all the neighbor’s houses a zip code away. […]

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Boiling on a Weeknight

I’ve always loved a good boil – cooking them for my closest friends from the San Juan Islands of Washington to thousands of folks at the Cavendish Beach Music Festival in Prince Edward Island, Canada . . . and of course, every where else in between. The truth is – my boil is a melange of a New Orleans crawfish […]

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Summer Party Essentials

Well summer is officially here and we’re already in the swing of hosting cocktail parties with our friends to take advantage of these warm summer evenings. I’m sharing the ultimate cocktail party essentials to serve for your next summer soireé! Blackberry Patch Syrups and Schermer Pecans are the perfect combination to have on hand when entertaining guests. For a refreshing cocktail, you […]

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DIY Moss Garden Box

Here at Southern Living, we love a good DIY. Based in Atlanta, Georgia, the Craft Box Girls – led by craft guru and author Lynn Lilly – are creating fun, easy-to-make projects to spice up your entertaining, wedding planning, or holiday gifting. Check back every other Thursday for some DIY inspiration. One of my goals this summer was to improve upon my green thumb issues and […]

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Discovering Virginia’s Colonial Wine 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.   Visitors have long flocked to Williamsburg to walk in the footsteps of American history or for the theme park thrills of Busch Gardens. However, […]

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Enter to Win the Ultimate Southern Road Trip

We’re thrilled to send one lucky reader on the Ultimate Southern Road Trip! Presented by the Southern Living Hotel Collection and crafted by our editors, this sweepstakes is one you won’t want to miss. Here’s the winning prize: A 9-DAY TRIP FOR TWO including accommodations at up to three Southern Living Hotel Collection properties of their choice throughout the South, […]

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Why Your Tree Fell Down

I remember the first time I noticed that tree in our neighborhood. A rotten strip of flaking bark ran straight up one side for 15 to 20 feet. “That tree could snap in half and fall on their house at any second,” I grumbled grimly to Mrs. Grumpy. “If it were mine, I’d have it taken down right now.”

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Pack Your Boots! We’re Headed to Nashville September 2-5!

Need plans for Labor Day weekend? Plans or not, we have an editor-curated NASHVILLE NOW weekend that you won’t want to miss. To toast to our 50th anniversary, we’re teaming up with Music City for a weekend celebrating the best of Nashville – from the tantalizing culinary scene to the city’s iconic honky-tonk sounds. The weekend is essentially a front […]

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