The Daily South

Cool Plants For Wet Soil

You see it in the description of almost every plant you want to use — “needs well-drained soil.” So what if your soil isn’t well-drained? What if it’s soggier than the home of “Swamp People?” Will anything grow there besides duckweed? Of course. Let Grumpy enlighten you.

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Bowling and Booze? We’re Into It

Depending on where you park it at Pinewood Social, you’ll hear the crash of bowling pins and catch the aroma of fried chicken, or you’ll feel the working buzz of a caffeine-fueled coffee shop. This 13,500-square-foot social club hosts guests for meetings, cocktails, karaoke, and bowling. In no short time, it’s become Nashville’s de facto living room. But design details and entertaining amenities aside, […]

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The Man’s No-Fail Guide to Dressing for the Masters

Every year, there’s a little event in Augusta that sends Southerners and golf fans nationwide into a tizzy: the Masters. From practice rounds to cocktail hour at the club, attire for the event is specific—clean-cut, conservative, preppy. While all-out prep isn’t my year-round M.O., I always appreciate any event that allows me to indulge my inner traditionalist on my site, The […]

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Throwback Thursday: We Want to See Your Vintage Easter Snapshots!

There’s nothing like Easter in the South, and we’re getting nostalgic thinking about the egg hunts, frilly dresses, and Easter bonnets of yesteryear. We’d love to see your vintage Easter pictures of family gatherings and Easter supper spreads while we prepare for this year’s Easter weekend. Post them to Instagram with hashtags #TBT and #EasterThrowback, and we’ll post our favorites on Easter Sunday.

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Throw-Down Thursday — Grumpy’s Mailbag

Grumpy’s making a little change is order to provide you with even more timely gardening info. Every Thursday, I will open my voluminous emailbag and answer vital gardening questions that are preying on people’s minds right now. Let’s get to it. 

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Cute Kids Singing Outlaw Songs? Um, Yes.

One of our alt-country favorites Sam Outlaw may be based in Los Angeles, but everyone, especially us Southerners, can appreciate the genius of a baby on lap steel guitar. Sam’s video for his latest single “Friends Don’t Let Friends Drink (And Fall In Love),” featuring an adorable bunch of juice box-slingin,’ pint-sized players is too adorable to not watch twice. […]

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6 Reasons Why Every Cook Should Master Deviled Eggs

Why deviled eggs? We’ve got six reasons why Southern cooks worth their salt should rock this classic Southern appetizer. No. 1: They’re ours. No, we didn’t invent them (thank you, circa-6,000 BC Romans); we just perfected them. No. 2: Every self-respecting host needs a go-to recipe for deviled eggs in his or her quiver. Likewise, every guest who brings a platter to […]

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12 Southern Artists to Buy Now

There’s a strong correlation between fashion and art—many even argue that perfecting style is an art. One such woman that illustrates the union is Atlanta-based Sally King Benedict, whose sunny abstract prints are the golden ticket for brightening up any room. Following her line of work, her sense of fashion effortlessly walks the line between working painter and gallery gal, which is why in […]

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Show Your State Pride With These Prints

As a full-time art director at a publishing company, Knoxville native Kristen Vasgaard designs book covers to capture the personalities of fiction novels, biographies, and cookbooks. In her spare time, Kristen channels that artistry to create a series of state prints inspired by her Southern upbringing and extensive travel. For each 8- by 10-inch piece, she pairs a well-known lyric […]

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5 Things You Need To Know In The South Right Now

Every Monday we bring you the SL Hot List, a round up 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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