The Daily South

Heat Up Your Fryers—It’s National Catfish Day

Today we’re celebrating one of our favorite Southern delicacies—catfish. Grilled, baked, or fried, this freshwater fish is a favorite for summer cookouts. President Reagan first declared this food holiday on June 25, 1987, to acknowledge the significance of the catfish farming industry. He recognized that catfish were much more than just bottom-feeders, and he wanted the rest of the country […]

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Get Your Glaze On: Wisham’s Jellies

I’m one of those kind of guys who likes to have his steak . . . and eat it too!  So, as an author who caters to the man’s-man when writing up recipes, I’m always trying to keep things as simple as possible for you gents (and of course you beautiful belles). The way I see it – simple recipes […]

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Summer Beauty: Coral Crush

Celebrate summer with beauty loot under $20. 1. Shimmer Shadow: Apply along lash line for sparkle. Prismatic Shadows in Golden Peach, $6; ulta.com 2. Lasting Blush: Goes on like a powder but sets like a cream. FLOWER Transforming Touch Blush in A-coral-ble, $12.98; walmart.com 3. Ribbon Hair Ties: Snag-proof and pretty. Custom Set of 3, $6; emi-jay.com 4. Floral Perfume: Inspired by 19th-century apothecary […]

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Southern Hospitality with Bunny Williams and Olivia Brock of Lacquered Life

“Southern Hospitality” is a phrase that is familiar to you whether you are from the South, live in the South, or love visiting the South. The welcoming nature of the Southern hostess has for hundreds of years been an elemental part of Southern culture, and I was lucky enough to speak with famed decorator and Virginia native Bunny Williams on the […]

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What to Wear to a City Wedding

Wedding season is a year-round affair in the South. And because we know it’s often more than the main event, we teamed up with our friends at fashion rental site Rent the Runway to bring you a month of setting-specific looks to get you through an action-packed wedding weekend. This week, city weddings.  Now’s your time to be fearless in your fashion choices, […]

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The Only News You’ll Ever Read About Pink Flamingos

You may have noticed a pink flamingo on p.23 of the July issue of SL, with decor ideas for outdoor parties. It was created by our breathtakingly chic editor Elly Poston, and when she says something is fabulous, I tend to listen.

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Prune Crepe Myrtle Like Your Dogwood

A reader writes asking a familiar question: “My crepe myrtle grows so huge on the top and blooms like crazy, but the bottom doesn’t seem to be keeping up with the top. It really looks top-heavy. Am I doing something wrong? What should I do?”

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On Elijah Wood, Community, and Why the Chattanooga Film Fest Could One Day Surpass Sundance

Pick up the July issue of Southern Living for a city guide to one of our favorite Southern gems, Chattanooga. Here’s a look at one of the city’s most exciting initiatives, the Chattanooga Film Fest, which took place this year from April 2 – 5. AT 1 A.M. ON FRIDAY NIGHT, Chattanooga’s streets merely whisper. Most nights, if you listen closely enough, […]

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The Mason-Dixonary: Ugly

Hearing a certain word can tell you quicker than a road map that you’ve crossed the Mason-Dixon Line. Some terms are particular to the South, while others are just embraced more fondly here. Check back each Wednesday for more words that give voice to the spirit and soul of our region.

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Pray-Lean or Praw-Lean, Who Cares? It’s National Praline Day!

No matter how you say it, pralines are a southern staple that you can’t resist, especially on National Praline Day. From almonds to pecans and white sugar to brown, this sweet treat has come a long way since 1750 Louisiana. As a child, I could often be found with a praline in my hand. I was even known to fall […]

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